There are several ways Anchorage seniors can have some fun on the Fourth of July, and the fun isn’t limited to attending parades and fireworks shows. While both activities are traditional ways to celebrate the nation’s birthday, there are other unique events seniors can attend to honor Independence Day. Here are a few ways aging adults in Anchorage can celebrate the Fourth of July.
1. Watch a Ballgame
Baseball is one of the most popular sports in America. On July 4th, the annual Alaska Baseball League doubleheader will take place at the Mulcahy Stadium at 498 E 16th Avenue starting at 7pm and 9pm. Teams playing in this sporting event will be the Anchorage Bucs and the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. At the completion of the second game, seniors will have the treat of watching a spectacular fireworks show.
Some seniors need transportation or another form of assistance with attending outdoor events. The home care services Anchorage, AK, seniors need can vary. Some need assistance a few hours a day, while others require more extensive around-the-clock assistance. At Home Care Assistance, we tailor our care plans based on each senior’s individual care needs, and the plans can be adjusted at any time.
2. Have Lunch on the Lawn
On July 4th from 11:30am to 1:30pm, there will be a free outdoor social event at the Anchorage Museum at 625 C Street. Seniors can fill a wicker basket with Fourth of July-themed treats and head over to the museum for a picnic. During this event, seniors can enjoy live music and take part in the outdoor science lab where they might have the opportunity to look through a special purpose telescope. Activities vary weekly. Local food trucks will be selling tasty meals.
3. Tour a Museum
On the weekend before Independence Day, seniors can celebrate by getting a local history lesson about what life was like in early Anchorage. There will be guided tours of the Oscar Anderson House Museum at 420 M Street from noon to 4:30pm. Each tour is about 45 minutes long and will transport seniors back in time. Seniors will learn interesting facts from a knowledgeable guide while walking through a home that was built in 1915. Tours are available on a walk-in basis.
4. Enjoy a Fourth of July Celebration
Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage will host the annual Independence Day celebration. Seniors can begin celebrating the Fourth of July by enjoying a mouth-watering pancake breakfast at 8am, followed by a parade at 11am. Seniors will be full of pride as they listen to Harvard Club read out the Declaration of Independence at 1pm. There will also be an exciting family festival in the afternoon from noon to 6pm, which will have music and a variety of food stalls and games for seniors to enjoy. The grand finale of the day will be a spectacular fireworks show that will beautifully color Anchorage’s night sky.
Attending social events can boost a senior’s health and give family caregivers the opportunity to relax and enjoy the time off. Family caregivers sometimes need a break from their caregiving responsibilities. When they need respite care, Anchorage families can rely on professional caregivers to help their senior loved ones remain safe at home.
5. Take a Bird Walk
This free guided nature tour will take place at Potter Marsh at 2999 E 154th Avenue on July 4th from 7pm to 9pm. On this tour, seniors can learn about local wildlife with a group of other nature lovers. Seniors can also show their patriotism by wearing their favorite red, white, and blue clothing at the bird walk. The event is wheelchair accessible, and it will include guide books and binoculars for seniors to use.
For many seniors in Anchorage, Alaska, live-in care is an essential component of aging in place safely and comfortably. However, it’s important for them to have caregivers they can trust and rely on. At Home Care Assistance, we extensively screen all of our live-in and 24-hour caregivers and only hire those who have experience in the senior home care industry. Our strict requirements ensure seniors can remain in the comfort of home with a reduced risk of injury or serious illness. Whether your loved one needs assistance with daily activities or you need a break from your caregiving duties, call us at (907) 770-0907.