Placer County offers a variety of year round events and activities for people of all ages. For seniors who still enjoy getting out of the house and maintaining an active social calendar, there are a few events of particular interest. Leading Placer County senior care provider, Home Care Assistance, has handpicked the following events for the 65+ crowd.
Taste Of Chocolate
February 8, 12-3pm
If your senior loved one lives for chocolate, this is a must-attend! This special event in Old Town features chocolate demonstrations, chocolate tastings, and a raffle. Special chocolate treats will be provided by participating restaurants and merchants, there will be surprise entertainment, and some restaurants are offering special pairings of dessert wine with entrees for an additional cost. Tickets are $20 a piece.
Roseville Gem and Mineral Show
Grab your senior loved one and head to the fairgrounds for the annual Roseville Gem and Mineral Show. There are various demonstrations, auctions, fossils, exhibits, gemstones, and educational youth stations for the grandkids. Gem and Mineral shows are a great place to scoop up some high-quality items at near wholesale prices. Helpful hint: Bring cash, it’s easier to bargain when you aren’t paying with plastic.
Outdoor Picker’s Market
Every 4th Sunday of the month, 7am-3pm
Who can resist the opportunity to peruse interesting antiques, crafts, and art? From vintage to upcycle, there’s something for everyone at this market. There’s also a garden section and food is provided by Dave’s Dawgs. Admission and parking are free.
The Auburn Recreation District has released its winter/spring calendar of events. In February and March there are beginning ukulele and harmonica lessons, and free table tennis games and bridge club meetings. Some other classes include knitting, therapeutic horseback riding, and kayaking. Fees vary by class.
Gold Discovery Day
Second Saturday of the Month
Whether your senior loved one is a history buff or not, living history days are fascinating. Living history days are held at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and visitors can learn about and participate in things like blacksmithing, Dutch oven cooking, rope making, and Native American basketry. Gather your senior loved one (and maybe a few of the grandkids) and get ready to pan for gold, listen to guest speakers, and take a Gold Rush tour. Parking is $8, but the event itself is free.
Socialization and regular mental stimulation are two of the most important components of a long and healthy life. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to balance their schedule with their senior loved one’s as much as they wish they could. If that’s the case, let Home Care Assistance help. Our hourly and live-in caregivers in Placer County are highly trained, compassionate, and available 24/7. They can assist with transportation to and from social events and appointments, grocery shop and prepare healthy meals, and ensure your loved one is staying mentally stimulated with games and activities designed to slow cognitive decline. Call us today at (916) 226-3737 to speak with a friendly Care Manager.