COLUMN: Senior living - Get outdoors, visit local destinations

— We are quickly approaching summer here in Baldwinsville. At Silver Fox Senior Social Club, our members love sitting outside on the beck deck overlooking the Seneca River and enjoying the outdoors. There is so much to see and do when warm weather hits and Baldwinsville offers a variety of opportunities and venues to enjoy.

Meg, a naturalist at Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville, discussed a wide variety of programs offered to seniors. Beaver Lake is offering weekly tours on their NOWmobile. You can go enjoy the breathtaking scenery, trails and wildlife that Beaver Lake provides on their quiet electric vehicle. The NOWmobile is designed to connect people with limited mobility to the compelling wilderness that is alive and ever inviting at Beaver Lake. The tours begin in June from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon in July; the price is $2.50 per person. Get out and enjoy the day while providing your body with the freshness of the outdoors and your mind and soul with the beauty of the greenery, wildlife and bird life.

Beaver Lake also offers a variety of outdoor activities such as canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, festivals and family events. You can contact them at 638-2519 or check out all that they have to offer by visiting their website at onondagacountyparks.com/beaver-lake-nature-center.

Abbotts Farm in Baldwinsville is also a great way to experience the outdoors. They just started strawberry season, which soon turns into blueberry and raspberry season. Abbotts has all different kinds of soft and hard ice creams to enjoy during the warm summer months. Don’t miss out on the fresh fruit picking, ice cream and all that Abbotts has to offer. Give them a call at 638-7783 and check them out today.

It is very important to get outside and get fresh air. Baldwinsville has a lot to offer so make sure to take advantage of Beaver Lake and Abbotts Farms.

Jeana Johnston works at Silver Fox Senior Social Club, a not-for-profit senior day program located at 22 E. Genesse St., Baldwinsville. For more information about Silver Fox, call 635-5335 or email danielle@silverfoxseniors.org.

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