It’s spring again and if your thoughts are turning to being more active, you are not alone. This month’s Senior Scope has plenty of options to choose from including outdoor fun, wellness activities, and connecting virtually.

The April AHA! evening on April 14, for example, will celebrate Earth Day and a Sustainable South Coast with a Love Mother Earth procession. A new urban garden in New Bedford is hold a Community Volunteer Day on April 9 to bring together youth and older adults to grow vegetables from seed. And, a new Yoga for Parkinson’s group is starting up at Sangha in New Bedford for to help improve strength, flexibility, and balance. 

Speaking of active lifestyles, the Dartmouth Senior Center has a new name! The name change recognizes a longtime supporter and fundraiser who has championed older adults in town. Learn more in the April edition.

Some of the top mental health organizations came together in March to talk about how older adults experience mental health challenges and what some of the life experiences are that trigger concerns. Depression and anxiety are not a normal part of aging, they said, but older adults do need to pay attention to their mental health and seek help should problems arise.

Also, don’t miss our look back at a month of recognizing Meals on Wheels in Acushnet, Dartmouth, and New Bedford with some photos of the volunteers and employees who helped Coastline celebrate.

Read these stories and more in the latest edition of Senior Scope by clicking here.

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