The Paris of the Plains—that’s how the rest of the world once knew Kansas City. Our heritage is rich with arts and events for all ages. Seniors, or people caring for elderly family members need to remember that the good times still roll in Kansas City, Johnson County and Overland Park regardless of a person’s age.
- Get out the door! Getting in a car and rolling downtown has never been easier. Caregivers can request a comfortable door-to-door ride with a car-for-hire service like Uber or Lyft, eliminating cold, slippery walks from the parking garage.
- EAT, EAT! Kansas City is a food town, there’s no doubt about it. Ask your elderly loved one what they’re in the mood for and make it happen. From Austrian food in the Crossroads District to Vietnamese in Overland Park, there’s a special spot in town serving hot food on cold days. Indoor food halls like downtown Kansas City’s Parlor KC, or Strang Hall in downtown Overland Park (opening Dec. 2019) are a fun way to try something new. Call ahead to let the restaurant know if there are special needs for your party, like wheelchair access or a quiet booth. A little planning goes a long way.
- Choose your winter event wisely. Unless there’s a warm spot available for the Plaza lighting ceremony, skip the crowded event and make a date to see the Nutcracker. Local school-aged kids make up part of the cast, lending a crackle of excitement among family and friends in the audience.
- Do something unexpected. The Kansas City Library has fun programming for all ages, such as tech classes, guitar lessons, arts lectures and even movement classes. Libraries are wheelchair accessible and a great way to stay connected with the community.
If you need help getting out and about this winter, contact us at Kansas City Home Care. Our skilled professionals put the “care” in elder care.