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Fun Winter Activities for Older Adults to Banish Cabin Fever

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on February 4, 2013 at 10:06 AM

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Getting tired of the snow and cold? If you’'re suffering from a case of cabin fever, there are many great activities available to older adults in northern Ohio. As comedian George Burns, who lived to see his 100th birthday, said, “You can’'t help getting older, but you don’'t have to get old.” 

  • Get your Irish on and attend “Flanagan’s Wake”. Through April 24 at Kennedy’s Theatre in Cleveland, Playhouse Square transports you across the Atlantic to County Sligo to join the villagers of Graplin, Ireland, in mourning the immortal Flanagan. The audience joins the act as the village’s quirky characters share tall tales, Irish songs, and plenty of laughter.
  • Think spring at “The Great Big Home and Garden Show” from February 2 to 10 at the International Expo Center in Cleveland. You don’'t have to be a home owner to enjoy wandering through the elaborate garden displays. Special guests include Bravo’s “Top Chef” Chris Crary, an Ohio native, and Peter Walsh of “Extreme Clutter” on OWN.
  • Marvel at the incredible variety of orchids at the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s 10th annual “Orchid Mania” from February 5 through March 10. A feast for the senses, the show features thousands of exotic orchids of every size, shape, and color.
  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a “Victorian Valentine Tea” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at stately Hower House on The University of Akron campus. Enjoy a traditional English tea before enjoying the antique valentine exhibit.
  • Enjoy homemade Ohio maple syrup at the Century Village Museum in Geauga County. The museum will be serving up all the pancakes you can eat smothered in maple syrup every Sunday beginning February 24 through March 24. You won’'t want to miss this delicious Geauga County tradition! 

For more exciting winter events close to home, visit the Northern Ohio Tourism website. To learn more about Oberlin, Ohio, and surrounding areas, download our free guide today.


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Topics: older adults, remaining active, winter activities

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