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Beat the Heat This Summer at our Austin Retirement Living Community

It’s Heating Up, But We’re Not Slowing Down!

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It’s getting hot out here in Austin, Texas, but that doesn’t mean we have to stay cooped up inside to ride out the heat waves! Lucky for us at The Continental, our active, independent senior living community is located in South Austin, where we’re surrounded by endless activities. So what is there to do when it’s a little too hot to be outside? The experts at The Continental can help! Keep reading to get some inspiration for your weekend plans:

Embrace Your Creative Side with Art

Austin is a creative city that has a focus on all kinds of art! Whether you’re taking a stroll in the city checking out the murals and street art or want to stay inside and browse a new exhibit, there’s so much to see and absorb in the art community of Austin. Have you ever been to an immersive art exhibit? They’re a little bit more visually intense than your average gallery and so much fun to explore! If you’re ready to expand your artistic horizons, we suggest these two exhibits:

  • Wonderspaces, Austin: This all-year round exhibit features unique art installations that rotate throughout the year, making it an ideal spot to become a regular. The installations are always changing, and tickets are just $20 for seniors!
  • Museum of Ice Cream: Brighten things up and rediscover your inner child with this fun and funky art museum! Walk through the bright displays as you learn about the history of ice cream while enjoying some of your own as well! Tickets vary from $29 on the weekdays to $32 on the weekends.

Check out the Austin Public Library

One may not normally think to visit the public library during the summer months, let alone see it on a list of attractions. But the Austin Public Library is in a league of its own! This library is in a beautiful building featuring a cafe, rooftop garden, and six floors filled with activities. Aside from exploring the building in itself, the library also holds a handful of events for kids, teens, adults, and seniors, making it a great location to bring the whole family or just to visit on your own time! Grab yourself a book (or two) to bring back to the community to read out on our beautiful grounds!

Fill Your Calendar with Community Activities

When the humidity starts to thicken up, sometimes it makes it feel like a chore to leave the house. At our Austin independent retirement community, we offer a robust activity calendar to fill your time with without truly leaving home! Whether you’re looking to move your body with some tai chi, try other various exercise classes, or just want to get a little social during our weekly bingo night, we have something for everyone to enjoy! Check out our monthly activities calendar to see when we’re hosting your favorite activities.

Don’t let the humidity keep you from getting out in our community or exploring the beautiful and lively city of Austin. There’s so much to do to beat the heat, and these examples only scratch the surface. We can’t wait to hear all about our Austin residents’ summer adventures and new local finds!

Contact our friendly team today to learn more about our Austin senior living residency or to schedule a tour at The Continental.

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