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10 Activities at Atlantic Shores for Active Retirees

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Are you ready to retire and live your best life? Look no further than Atlantic Shores, where you will find a vibrant and active community. You’ll never be bored or idle with such a diverse choice of activities. In fact, staying active and engaged is crucial for maintaining physical and mental health in retirement.

Imagine strolling along the picturesque gardens, breathing in the fresh air, and enjoying the scenic views of our active community. Residents at Atlantic Shores have access to a wide range of amenities, events, activities, and community bonding opportunities.

Here are some of our favorite activities we offer our Atlantic Shores residents.

Fitness Classes

It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that we’re too fragile or too weary to be active as we age. However, staying active in retirement is more crucial than ever. But maintaining your total health and well-being is more than just keeping your body in shape. It’s about the total mind-body connection that comes from being active and engaged with the world around you.

We recognize how important it is to stay active in retirement. That is why we provide a variety of exercise classes for people of various fitness levels. We make it simple to try something new and find a fitness program that works best for you, whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a Pilates beginner, are interested in aerobics but need help knowing where to start, or you’re looking for general fitness classes. Our professional instructors will ensure that you get the most out of your workout, no matter what style of fitness plan you choose.


For those who enjoy swimming, our residents have access to our two indoor pools, available year-round. Swimming provides a full-body workout without putting excessive pressure on joints, making it an excellent choice for seniors with arthritis, back pain, or other mobility issues. But swimming isn’t limited to only those who need a gentler exercise option; swimming is a great activity that anyone at any fitness level can enjoy! As a bonus, swimming helps improve cardiovascular health and overall quality of life.

Our indoor pools are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and are continuously monitored by trained professionals to ensure the safety and comfort of our residents. So whether you prefer a leisurely swim or a more rigorous workout, our pools are perfect for getting your fitness in.

Walking Paths

Our beautiful property has over a mile of open spaces perfect for morning or evening walks. We even have Morning Walking Groups where residents can meet, connect, and enjoy getting exercise and fresh air together. The neatly maintained area is surrounded by stunning gardens, plant life, and local wildlife, providing breathtaking vistas of our entire community. It’s also protected by 24/7 security which maintains a sense of security and peace for our residents.

You’ll feel the fresh air on your face and hear the quiet rustling of leaves in the trees and the gentle coo of birds as you walk throughout our community. You might even see other local wildlife in our neighborhood, such as squirrels and rabbits.

Walking is not only good for your physical health, but it has also been found to improve mental health by reducing stress and enhancing mood.

Arts and Crafts

It’s never too late to start a new pastime or dive deeper into a hobby and passion! Art is a fantastic method to express yourself, maintain fine motor skills, and train your brain. Making art is not only a great way to exercise the mind but also a great form of therapy and stress relief.

Throughout the year, we offer a range of arts and crafts classes to our residents who enjoy being creative. Painting, ceramics, and jewelry making are among the themes covered in these classes.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in your community, and Atlantic Shores has numerous possibilities to do so. Our volunteer program is ideal for residents who want to give back. Volunteer at a local food bank, help at community events, or even tutor younger locals; the volunteer opportunities are truly limitless!

However, volunteering is more than just helping others. It also has several advantages for you. For example, studies have found that volunteering improves mental health and life satisfaction. Volunteering also enables you to connect with your community, meet new people, and develop a more profound sense of purpose.

Book Club

Our book clubs provide a pleasant environment for individuals to meet others who share their passion for literature and reading. Book club members can have spirited discussions about the works they read, delving into topics, characters, and literary approaches they find interesting. They can also express their views and opinions and learn from the viewpoints of others.

Our Book clubs provide something for everyone, whether you favor classics or the latest best-sellers.

Kayaking And Fishing

Outdoor enthusiasts at Atlantic Shores have the unique opportunity to explore the natural wonders of the area right from their doorstep. Residents can enjoy the thrill of kayaking right from the Atlantic Shores Pier! Whether it’s a leisurely paddle or an adventurous expedition, the kayaks provided by Atlantic Shores offer a delightful way to connect with the water and soak in the tranquility of the surroundings.

For those who prefer the excitement of fishing, this pier presents another enticing option. Residents can cast their lines and engage in the age-old pastime of fishing. With the possibility of reeling in a variety of local fish species, this activity not only provides a thrilling experience but also offers a chance to connect with fellow residents and the local wildlife.

Educational Seminars

Do you want to learn more about managing your retirement finances? Or maybe you want to stay up to date on the latest technology. Whatever your interests are, our seminars can assist you in navigating the ever-changing themes and methodologies of the world and expand your mind to new and exciting thoughts.

We at Atlantic Shores believe that learning never stops, regardless of age. Our educational lectures are only one way we help our residents in their quest for knowledge and personal development.

Social Clubs

Our community has a wide choice of social clubs that appeal to various interests. Our groups offer something for every interest and niche, including gardening, finances, outdoor activities, traveling, and more!

Joining a social club is an excellent opportunity to meet new people and become involved in the community. Our social groups are guided by experienced fellow residents who are enthusiastic about their hobbies or skills and are willing to share their knowledge and expertise with others.

Fun events in Virginia Beach

In addition to the activities available at Atlantic Shores, Virginia Beach area offers a plethora of entertaining events and attractions. The Neptune Festival, the Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show, and the Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival are just a few examples of exciting events throughout the year. Several parks and beaches are also in the vicinity, which are ideal for outdoor sports and leisure.

Atlantic Shores: Enjoy Endless Activities and Community Building Opportunities

At Atlantic Shores, we believe that retirement should be a fun and rewarding time in one’s life. So whether you want to be active, meet and connect with new people, or relax and enjoy life, our community has everything you need.

We hope this list has given you a glimpse into how our community supports our members’ well-being while providing them with numerous interesting and engaging ways to spend their golden years. If you want to learn more about retiring at Atlantic Shores, please get in touch with our friendly team to learn more or to organize a visit. We’d be delighted to give you a tour and introduce you to our thriving community.