Philadelphia has it all: Museums, amusement parks, historical sites, opera, ballet, theatre, art galleries, music, sports, nature, and more! Who needs New York City when one can go to concerts at Mann Center for the Performing Arts, see spectacular gardens at Longwood Gardens, view the dinosaurs at the Academy of Natural Sciences, or attend a sporting event to see the Eagles, Flyers, Phillies or Sixers play.

If your loved one is looking for something fun or interesting to do in Philadelphia, there are many activities suitable for people over the age of 65. He or she can participate in these activities alone or go to these attractions and events with a Philadelphia caregiver.

When you or a Philadelphia part-time caregiver takes your loved one to visit one of the many historical sites and museums in Philadelphia, this can keep his or her brain connections and nerves stimulated and open. Brain cells do not automatically die as a person ages. Instead, the cells die when they are not used properly. Going to these types of attractions can also promote social stimulation, which is helpful for preventing depression or isolation, issues known to affect the elderly.

Some of the best museums and historical sites for seniors to visit in Philadelphia include:

Adventure Aquarium

Battleship New Jersey

Edgar Allen Poe Historic Site

Franklin Mint Museum

Independence National Historical Park

Longwood Gardens

Morris Arboretum

Mummers Museum

National Constitution Center

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Zoo

The Franklin Institute

Valley Forge National Historical Park

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About Stephanie

Stephanie is the Director of Public Relations and Community Education at Rothkoff Law Group, an elder care law firm. She is a highly motivated and dynamic sales and marketing professional, and has a focus on the firm’s growth through a variety of marketing, public relations, branding and business development initiatives. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hartford in business and psychology. When not in the office, Stephanie spends time with her husband and two sons attending sporting events and traveling together. Stephanie devotes her time as a volunteer for several organizations including PTA, The American Cancer Society, The American Heart Association, and Reach Out & Read program through The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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