With the weather below zero, it is no surprise that we are spending more and more time indoors. Retirement homes in Barrie have been finding different types of indoor activities for residents.
Everyone is looking forward to sunnier days and the breathtaking greenery surrounding our senior apartments in Barrie. There is nothing better than taking a walk in the park on a sunny day!
A Trip to The Park
While winter has brought a lot of magical scenery, residents have been dreaming about the bright, colourful outdoors. Although it’s still a while before spring, there’s no harm in making plans to go out and visit the many parks Barrie has to offer.
Did you know that there are over 100 parks in Barrie? That’s a lot of green spaces that you can explore within the city!
Livita Barrington, for instance, already has a few parks surrounding the area. D'Ambrosio Park and Brunton Park are just a 10-minute walk from the residence. It is easy to spend the morning or afternoon walking through these nearby parks.
However, if you are looking for other parks to explore farther from your retirement home in Barrie, here’s a list for you:
1. Centennial Park
This park is situated by the water, giving you a great view of Lake Simcoe. It has a sandy beach for swimming. Centennial Park also has a lot of sightseeing benches, picnic tables, food concession stands, and more.
It’s the perfect location for a day trip with family or friends!
2. Sunnidale Park Arboretum
Want to visit a park to see a wide variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers? The Sunnidale Park Arboretum is a living catalog of different types of plants. It also hosts a community garden.
Sunnidale Park is the best place to go on a leisurely walk. Going along the trails, you are sure to find interesting plants around.
3. Heritage Park
If you want to visit a waterfront park, this is the place to go. Located on Kempenfelt Bay, it also offers a sandy beach perfect for swimming, enjoying the sun, playing, and more.
You can also find duck ponds, floral gardens, and art structures. The vast grass lawns are great for picnics. There are also gazebos and plenty of sightseeing benches.
4. Ardagh Bluffs
Fancy a hike or a long walk? Ardagh Bluffs has a total area of 518 acres, with over 17km of recreational trails. If you’re looking for a small adventure within the city, this is the place to go.
Independent and Assisted Living in Barrie
Here at Livita Barrington, we understand the importance of getting much-needed outdoor time for our residents. We are counting down the days until we get to experience sunny days outdoors at our senior apartments in Barrie.
As part of our Live Balanced, Live Better philosophy, we always make sure to cater to our resident’s physical and mental wellbeing. Apart from our top-notch amenities and programs, we always support their interests and needs.