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Seven Outdoor Activities for Seniors in the Broomfield Area

activities for seniors in the Denver-metro area7 outdoor activities for seniors in the Broomfield area

Broomfield, CO has some amazing sights for the young and young-at-heart. Learn how a caregiver from Visiting Angels Broomfield can help your senior stay active with these outdoor activities geared towards seniors.

Just because your loved one’s needs are changing doesn’t necessarily mean they can’t get out and enjoy the activities that Colorado has to offer. Did you know that Visiting Angels Broomfield offers companion care? These activities can be a lifeline for socially isolated seniors. Social isolation has shown to dramatically increase the risk of health complications and mortality in seniors. Companion caregiving provides isolated seniors with social interaction and regular companionship, ending the cycle of senior isolation.

A Visiting Angels Broomfield caregiver can help ensure that your loved one is safe and prepared to venture out for an afternoon of fun. Here, we offer seven destinations in the Broomfield area that just might make your senior’s day.

Butterfly Pavilion

6252 W. 104th Avenue
Westminster, CO 80020

Hours of operation:

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 4:15 p.m.)

$12.50 (for seniors 65+)

Located just outside Broomfield, CO, the Butterfly Pavilion is a wonderful option for seniors. The facility is wheelchair accessible, with wide, paved trails meandering through an indoor pavilion that is home to more than free-flying 1,600 butterflies. Other exhibits include the Colorado Backyard and the Crawl-A-See-Em where you can hold Rosie, the resident tarantula.

Denver Botanic Gardens

1007 N York St.

Denver, CO 80206

Hours of operation:

Open daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

$11.50 (for seniors 65+) - tickets must be purchased in advance

Located in the heart of Denver, the Denver Botanic Gardens offers a variety of indoor and outdoor gardens and exhibits. From native plants and alpine gardens, to tropical plants found in the rainforest, there is something for every nature lover. Most indoor and outdoor garden trails are wheelchair accessible as are most of the facilities.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space 

7711 East Academy Boulevard

Denver, CO 80230

Hours of operation:

Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday from 12-5 p.m.

$14.95 (for seniors 65+)

Located in Hangar #1 of the former Lowry Air Force Base in east Denver, CO, the Wings Over the Rockies museum has more than 182,000 square feet dedicated to iconic aircraft, space vehicles, and military artifacts. Seniors can enjoy aircrafts dating back to the Cold War, including the UH-1 Huey, F-4 Phantom, B-52 Stratofortress, and the EA-6B Prowler.

Cherry Creek State Park

4201 S. Parker Road
Aurora, CO 80014

Hours of Operation:

5 a.m. to 10 p.m. (24 hours for camping)

Daily Vehicle Parking Pass: $11

For seniors that love to get out into nature, but Cherry Creek State Park offers miles of trails and recreational activities including fishing. Cherry Creek Trail, Piney Creek Trail, Shop Creek Trail, Campground Trail, are all paved and wheelchair accessible.

Boulder Creek Path

1001 Arapahoe Avenue

Boulder, CO 80302

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation: Open 24 hours

This paved trail runs right through the heart of Boulder. Pick up the 5.5-mile multi-use trail at the Boulder Public Library near Civic Area Park and enjoy a stroll along Boulder Creek. In the spring and summer you might catch tubers surfing the rapids. Stop for lunch on Pearl Street, just a couple of blocks from the path.

Pelican Pond Trail

9200 Riverdale Road

Thornton, CO 80229

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation: Open 24 hours

Located near Thornton, CO, bird watchers will love this 1.3-mile loop around Pelican Pond. The ADA-accessible trail has numerous benches for seniors to watch American White Pelicans, Cormorants, Mallards, and Goldeneye Ducks.

City Park, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Zoo

2001 Colorado Blvd

Denver, CO 80205

Cost: City Park is free; the zoo and museum have their own admission fees

Hours of operation: 24 hours

A three-for-one outing if you and your loved one have the stamina. City Park has wheelchair accessible paved trails and boasts gorgeous mountain views, water fountains. There are weekly jazz concerts on Sundays throughout the summer.

 Visiting Angels Broomfield today to schedule a free in-home consultation and learn more about our companion care services!

Serving Broomfield, Westminster, Northglenn and the Northern Denver Suburbs

Visiting Angels BROOMFIELD, CO
350 Interlocken Blvd #110
Broomfield, CO 80021
Phone: 303-650-2881

Serving Broomfield, Westminster, Northglenn and the Northern Denver Suburbs

Visiting Angels BROOMFIELD, CO
350 Interlocken Blvd #110
Broomfield, CO 80021
Phone: 303-650-2881
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