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What is there to do in Valdosta for Seniors (55+)

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Bunnypaws

Valdosta, GA

#1 Sep 14, 2011
Hi I am rather new to Valdosta and looking for things to do in Valdosta other than church, shop and eat out at so-so chain restaurants. My husband and I are seniors (55+)and have not found our niche in this community. Any suggestions? Are there any senior social groups that get together? Any seniors that want to start-up a group for walking, friendship, discussion groups for politics/environment/travel/ho bbies or arts & crafts?

Sure would like to make some friends of similiarly aged people as my husband and myself.

Any suggestions?
Bunnypaws

Valdosta, GA

#2 Sep 19, 2011
I guess I am proving my own point - there is NOTHING for 55+ people to do in Valdosta!

No responses. No suggestions. No ideas. No recommendations. This town is so lacking! We need NEW City Planners & Developers (as well as new Chamber of Commerce) that are willing to keep up with the rest of America and provide community-wide activities and recreation for the Valdosta populace.

VSU has wonderful outlets for a select few. The Planetarium, for example, will only allow a few handful of people during a regular showing.

The plays by the guild are so ridiculously priced that it limits people like myself on a fixed income to attend.

There is no sports center, swimming pools, aerobic classes unless you have a big budget consideration to join the YMCA.

C'mon fellow Valdostans! Be annoyed and dismayed at the lack of services/recreations/health smart activities this county & city exhibits. I DO BELIEVE that Valdosta should be about more than just sports, i.e. football.
Come Over

Douglas, GA

#3 Sep 19, 2011
Come over to Lakeland and you can walk around Lake Irma with me. Or we can visit the Waterfall Park next door to the Mayors house. We might even get to meet the Mayor. Any way we will have a ball.
Volunteer

Fitzgerald, GA

#4 Sep 20, 2011
Have you thought about volunteering with Habitat for Humanity? Or the animal shelter? I hear there is a no kill shelter opening off Exit 16 somewhere and they will surely need lots of extra hands. Grand Bay is a beautiful place for a walk or jog. Pretty sure there is a garden club. I'm not a senior but just a few suggestions. I really wish we had more public pools besides the YMCA.
mishbaha

Valdosta, GA

#5 Sep 21, 2011
is there a senior center?
cjd7

Lake Park, GA

#6 Sep 28, 2011
There is A senior center in valdosta
cjd7

Lake Park, GA

#7 Sep 28, 2011
E. Park Ave.
Valdostan

Valdosta, GA

#8 Sep 28, 2011
Get a CCW permit!!!
cdc8

United States

#9 Nov 18, 2011
Lets see: Plenty to do for seniors in Valdosta!
1. Go walk around Walmart
2. Watch grass grow
3. Set asparagus on the stove and watch it burn!
4. go stand on your rooftop and count stars in
sky!
5. Go to Wild Adventures Theme Park and stand in
front of the monkey cages and makes faces!
SEE! There is plenty to do in Valdosta, Ga.
for seniors! OK!
Debbie

Valdosta, GA

#10 Mar 21, 2013
Bunnypaws wrote:
I guess I am proving my own point - there is NOTHING for 55+ people to do in Valdosta!
No responses. No suggestions. No ideas. No recommendations. This town is so lacking! We need NEW City Planners & Developers (as well as new Chamber of Commerce) that are willing to keep up with the rest of America and provide community-wide activities and recreation for the Valdosta populace.
VSU has wonderful outlets for a select few. The Planetarium, for example, will only allow a few handful of people during a regular showing.
The plays by the guild are so ridiculously priced that it limits people like myself on a fixed income to attend.
There is no sports center, swimming pools, aerobic classes unless you have a big budget consideration to join the YMCA.
C'mon fellow Valdostans! Be annoyed and dismayed at the lack of services/recreations/health smart activities this county & city exhibits. I DO BELIEVE that Valdosta should be about more than just sports, i.e. football.
For those over fifty there is a Learning in retirement Organization where you can take all sorts of interesting classes like, yoga, chair aerobics, computer classes, drawing, oil painting, and many more. the organization also offers day tours and other interesting group activities. The group is sponsored by Valdosta State University.
Uga

United States

#11 Apr 14, 2013
Ummmm NOT drive that's for sure... Hey I gotta idea. Stay home and play shuffle board.
senior

Gulfport, MS

#12 Aug 1, 2013
yes there is a senior center in valdosta,ga
on park ave. there is a heated pool, exercise room,
card playing activities, painting classes, sewing classes,
wood carving classes,ballrooom dancing etc etc...check it out, it is extremely a resonable price for a year.
Sky Lady

Davenport, IA

#13 Nov 20, 2013
After living 20 years in Florida I find activities for seniors in Valdosta difficult to find something more exciting than shuffleboard, especially for single seniors.
Does anyone know of organized groups for us seniors who are still young at heart
Janet

Hahira, GA

#14 Dec 4, 2013
Bunnypaws wrote:
I guess I am proving my own point - there is NOTHING for 55+ people to do in Valdosta!
No responses. No suggestions. No ideas. No recommendations. This town is so lacking! We need NEW City Planners & Developers (as well as new Chamber of Commerce) that are willing to keep up with the rest of America and provide community-wide activities and recreation for the Valdosta populace.
VSU has wonderful outlets for a select few. The Planetarium, for example, will only allow a few handful of people during a regular showing.
The plays by the guild are so ridiculously priced that it limits people like myself on a fixed income to attend.
There is no sports center, swimming pools, aerobic classes unless you have a big budget consideration to join the YMCA.
C'mon fellow Valdostans! Be annoyed and dismayed at the lack of services/recreations/health smart activities this county & city exhibits. I DO BELIEVE that Valdosta should be about more than just sports, i.e. football.
Did you ever find out about the Senior Center in Valdosta? I see your post is old..but I hope you have found something by now. Valdosta is NOT that bad...once you find your niche.
Janet

Hahira, GA

#15 Dec 4, 2013
I have lived in Valdosta for 20 years. Since I became a senior citizen it has been difficult to meet people my own age....until I joined the Senior Center on Park Avenue. There are all kinds of activities offered and a great chance to socialize. For those just arriving, or those that have been here don't dismiss Valdosta until you've given it a try.
trading1949space

North Liberty, IA

#16 Apr 8, 2014
I have been here in Valdosta over a year now and I have to say I agree with some of these ladies. There is nothing to do in this town for seniors.
Linda

Valdosta, GA

#17 Jul 10, 2014
cdc8 wrote:
Lets see: Plenty to do for seniors in Valdosta!
1. Go walk around Walmart
2. Watch grass grow
3. Set asparagus on the stove and watch it burn!
4. go stand on your rooftop and count stars in
sky!
5. Go to Wild Adventures Theme Park and stand in
front of the monkey cages and makes faces!
SEE! There is plenty to do in Valdosta, Ga.
for seniors! OK!
Don't forget pass a lots of gas
Linda

Valdosta, GA

#18 Jul 10, 2014
Or you can sit around and pass a lot of gas
Lynn

Valdosta, GA

#19 Jul 10, 2014
Get out of Valdosta!! Nothing here.
Kay C Joyella

Macon, GA

#20 May 2, 2016
Some of the comments. We're extremely rude and immature. I think in our American culture we have been trained to be dissatisfied and entertained and always wanting more. Having said that we need to develope a mindset of fullness, contentment and inner satisfaction with just being who we are and then add to that with other other activities. We. Have always lived in one home that is home is our minds that is where we live, that is where satisfaction takes place. Everything else is external. Consider Toastmasters In Valdosta, it's one hour on Tuesdays at 12 noon. They also have activities. Also the Senior center in Valdosta has a pool table, pool, games, and cruises planned each year for those who can afford them. This is an election year they need volunteers at thier Republican/ Democratic offices. Get out their explore try new things. Remember however you live in your mind, so increase the square foot with in your mind and inner contentment or no activities will keep that bored feeling out.

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