Things You Can Do ~ In 2017



By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | January 2017

Are you looking forward to a productive 2017? Then stop right here! 

We can’t promise you everything, but we can do some things.  Plan according to the weather.  Here’s a start:




Book Early!

Upstate New York has vacation rentals that are listed by locations.  Find property or house features that will make your vacation oh so memorable. Whether it’s for winter, spring, summer or fall, there’s a holiday rental for you.  


Hiking, Snowshoeing, Skating & Cross-Country Skiing

If you can walk, you can snowshoe — it’s relatively straightforward.  Snowshoeing is like hiking in the snow.  Pick a safe, easy trail and start walking.  You’ll be happy to know that companies have since made modifications to the snowshoe – making them with lightweight materials and advanced modeling.  Snowshoeing is becoming more appealing to more spunky seniors because, with the new changes, one can snowshoe on specified terrains, backcountry and use them for fitness.  Hiking, snowshoeing, skating & cross-country skiing can all be done right at the Mohonk Mountain House.


Roller Skating

Do you remember when roller skating was popular in the 80s, well listen up, roller skating is still rocking in the 21st Century – especially with seniors. From what we understand, walking and running, places more stress on weak joints than roller skating and rollerblading.  So, as we see it, regular use of your joints, reduces stiffness and allows for increased mobility.  

Skate on America!


According to Seniorplanet, in NYC, the Central Park skating season runs from April to October.  Weather permitting, sessions are held every Saturday and Sunday from about 3 pm to 6 pm, excluding several weekends when the circle is closed due to other events taking place.  The skate circle is located on Dead Road, west of the Bandshell and east of Strawberry Fields and the Sheep Meadow.  Learn more about how seniors are returning to their roller-skating roots.



Fishing is alluring on Lake Champlain according to the Lake Champlain Region.

With more than 600 miles of shoreline, 70 islands, and 120 miles of trolling possibilities, anglers visiting the Lake Champlain Region have some tough decisions to make. Not only do they have to grapple with which section of water they want to hit, but they also have to decide which species to target.

If you like some competition while you fish, there are tournaments from May to October to keep you busy.

Drop the line: Plan a trip today!


We understand how important walking can be for us, so let’s strive to maintain the most active lifestyle possible ~ even if it means walking/running to stay in shape – only if it’s just for a half hour.  It’s reasonable, simple, and almost anyone can do it.  The benefits of walking can make for a stronger heart, a positive mental outlook, and also, a chance of remaining independent.  You can use walking as a way of life.  “Use it before you lose it.”  So try fitting an uncomplicated 30-minute walk into your daily activities, and you’ll begin to see how it can keep you substantially healthy, strong, and spirited.  If you’re a little puzzled as to where to start ~ in New York State, within various regions, there are many walking trails you can take that’ll lead you to a positive, healthy lifestyle. Whether you walk/run on the trails, it can be extremely priceless.

Inactive YouthGenarians

Not to worry.  We’ll help you get in shape for a stronger and better you with the revitalizing power of exercise – without going to the gym.  It’ll inspire you to feel more vital, energized, and ready for your day.  To get started, according to the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons), it’s important to meet with your doctor for a complete physical exam.  Ask if there are any particular medical problems you have that may affect your fitness program. If you do have some issues, work with your doctor to develop a safe exercise program with a personal trainer who knows how to train people with problems over the age of 50+.


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