You might wonder if assisted living is right for your parent. Will they be happy living in a community? Well, for most of us, being happy often has a lot to do with being engaged with the world around us. If you’re considering assisted living in Vernon, Texas or in the surrounding areas, you’re in luck. There are plenty of senior-friendly activities in Vernon, Crowell, and Quanah, Texas, and the surrounding areas.
5 Activities to Keep Seniors in Vernon, Crowell and Quanah Social and Engaged
1. Vernon Farmers Market – Vernon, TX
Vernon has a lot to offer when it comes to the charms of small-town life, including a local farmer’s market. The Vernon Farmers Market is open during the summer, on every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, at the corner of Pease and Main Streets, and every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., on the East Lawn of the Wilbarger County General Hospital. You can buy fresh and local produce from County Line Farm, Crownover Farms, Morath Orchard, and Pease River Farm, as well as treats and artisan products handmade by the people of Vernon.
2. Copper Breaks State Park – Quanah, TX
Copper Breaks State Park offers the usual fare of a state park – opportunities for camping, hiking, boating, fishing, and even horseback riding, if you can bring your own horse. It also boasts a rich history – its lands were inhabited by the Comanche tribe for thousands of years. Most of the trails are open for both hiking and biking, and you can find out more by using the interactive trails map tool on the website. The International Dark Sky Association has also designated Copper Breaks as an International Dark Sky Park, so why not stay overnight and try some stargazing?
3. Valley Pecans – Chillicothe, TX
One Google reviewer described Valley Pecans as a “mixture of a[n] antique store, Texas specialty store, and rest stop.” This Chillicothe, Texas landmark is known for the variety of pecan goodies sold there, including dark chocolate turtles, jalapeño roasted pecans, and pralines, but they also sell art, decor, souvenirs, clothing, and more. You can also eat lunch while you’re there – their café serves soups, salads, sandwiches, and sides.
4. Fire Hall Museum – Crowell, TX
The small town of Crowell, Texas has a few noteworthy places to visit, including the Fire Hall Museum. The Museum used to be Crowell’s firehouse and was built over a hundred years ago, in 1922. Exhibits range from small local artifacts to a pioneer schoolroom.
5. 6th Street Wintery – Wichita Falls, TX
6th Street Winery is located in the Depot Square historic district of downtown Wichita Falls. It’s in the restored Jones Building, which was built in 1914, and most of the original structure has been preserved, meaning you can step back in history while you enjoy your wine. This urban winery serves over 20 wines, along with cheese boards and other light cuisine. It’s the perfect place to spend a low-key afternoon with friends and family.
Stay Social and Engaged at Eagle Flats Village
We work hard to ensure that we’re always giving our residents new opportunities to stay physically and mentally active and to socialize with others. The goal is to encourage them to be a part of not only the Eagle Flats Village community, but the local community, as well. Besides the wide range of activities nearby in Vernon, Crowell, Quanah, and beyond, we offer plenty of social and recreational opportunities right here at Eagle Flats Village, including holiday celebrations, special shared meals, performances, church services, and more.
Eagle Flats Village isn’t just a place to live – it’s a home. We do everything we can to make every resident feel at home and to foster a sense of community.
Come see our vibrant and welcoming community for yourself.