It used to be that as people age they are expected to slow down. Once you hit your fifties you are supposed to do quieter or more sedentary activities. That is no longer the case. They are saying that fifty is the new thirty and so on. The fact that people are staying active into their fifties and sixties and seventies means that municipalities are changing their game to accommodate the older active players into different sports.
- Municipalities are listening to and reacting to seniors’ increased desire for recreational opportunities.
- Traditional senior activities are now being joined by things like carpet bowling, shuffleboard, and yoga.
- Conversion of space for senior use is often easy, such as adding new lines to existing court space.
“Folks may be getting older, but they still like their fun and games, and want to be active more than any previous generation.”