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Keeping Active and Engaged in Retirement: 10 Spring Activities in Annapolis

Keeping mentally active and socially engaged are important aspects of wellness for any older adult. The Village at Providence Point—A National Lutheran Community seeks to provide a rich assortment of social activities for seniors and mentally stimulating programming to suit wide-ranging interests.

Spring activities in Annapolis, Maryland, include musical and art festivals, amazing local food and drink, the Spring Sailboat Show and May Day. Here are 10 ways to enjoy life in Annapolis, stay active and build meaningful connections as a resident at The Village at Providence Point.

1. Enjoy the Chesapeake Bay
Make your way down to the waterfront to take in gorgeous views of the Chesapeake Bay. If you’d like to get out on the water, there are sightseeing cruises and sailboat tours for unmatched panoramas of the harbor. You can even rent kayaks to explore the shoreline and estuaries. For those who prefer terra firma, you can mosey around local marinas and admire the beautiful boats.

2. Visit the U.S. Naval Academy

Indulge an appreciation for the tradition and honor of great American institutions with a visit to the U.S. Naval Academy. Public tours of the waterfront campus are free and offer a beautiful stroll through the scenic campus while providing a taste of the history and splendor of this military academy. Most days you’ll see the athletic facilities, stop at the statue of Tecumseh and take a look inside the charming Naval Academy Chapel.

3. Explore historic Annapolis
Take a stroll through the historic district to soak up the rich history of the area. The Maryland State House is the oldest state house in America that’s still actively being used for legislative purposes. A stop at the Museum of Historic Annapolis lends an education on the lengthy history of the city, and delves into the stories of famous revolutionaries and others who helped shape this historic city.

4. Take outdoor strolls
From waterfront paths to quaint little streets, Annapolis offers wonderful opportunities to take a stroll in the fresh air. Enjoy a walk with friends past local shops and eateries, take in the sights and sounds of the harbor or stretch your legs and clear your mind while you work toward your step goal for the day.

5. Stop in at the William Paca House and Garden
A signer of the Declaration of Independence and Maryland governor in the late 1780s, William Paca lived in a lavish estate that has been restored thanks to historic artwork found on the grounds. You can tour the mansion, summer house and two acres of walled gardens for a peek into the lifestyle of the elite around the time of the American Revolution.

6. Immerse yourself in the arts
Artistic exhibitions abound throughout the local area near The Village at Providence Point. From live music in venues large and small to stage productions of Shakespeare and more modern theater, you can enjoy a variety of performances that pique your interest. There are five local theaters, several art galleries and regular music and performing arts events at local colleges. Being an advocate for local arts programs also supports your own social and emotional wellness by remaining an engaged member of the community.

7. Visit the National Maritime Museum
When you’re so close to the sea, you can’t ignore the rich history tied to Annapolis and the water — this is the sailing capital of America after all. The National Maritime Museum features a working boatyard, offers lessons in local marine ecosystems and provides boat-building demonstrations.

8. Plan an afternoon of shopping
Take advantage of the planned transportation from The Village at Providence Point for shopping trips in town. Pick up gifts for loved ones at a charming small business, find something for yourself at a local boutique or enjoy a little window shopping with your pals. Make a day of it and enjoy lunch off campus too.

9. Enjoy memorable meals
Over 200 restaurants are just a short drive away from The Village at Providence Point. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty Italian meal or an adventurous sushi platter, you can find a plentiful mix of cuisines to suit your tastes. Don’t forget to check out all the amazing local seafood, especially the famous Maryland crab cakes. Sharing meals with friends is an ideal way to foster great conversation and laughter — the perfect food for the soul!

10. Nourish your spiritual wellness
You can always nourish your spiritual well-being with group worship or independent prayer in the on-site chapel at The Village at Providence Point. In addition to campus-facilitated devotional opportunities, consider joining a local church choir or volunteer during spring church bazaars to connect with local residents and strengthen your ties to the community.

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Find out more about what sets our community apart or join the Charter Club today. Contact the team to learn more about independent living at The Village at Providence Point.

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