Participation in leisure, social, cultural, and spiritual activities within the community or with family is critical to maintaining good physical and mental health. Age-friendly communities foster opportunities to socialize and integrate with other age groups and cultures and promote lifelong learning and education. Sharing in activities is enhanced through the provision of adequate transportation, affordable options, and proximity. Religious activities remain an important form of participation for older adults and often facilitate various services for those at risk or isolated.
Engage in a lifelong learning program such as Sarasota Adult & Community Enrichment at Suncoast Technical College, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College, or Suncoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning