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In a town where youth is power and 30 is considered old, it’s hard to believe there’s anything fun to do for people over 60. Truth is, over the hill doesn’t mean out of the game and there are plenty of things to do for LA seniors, especially on the weekends. From senior social networking groups to exercise classes to concert events; it’s the same activities but geared towards a more mature generation who is still going strong. Life in L.A. is good no matter what age you are. Whether you’re a silver fox or an original Betty, get out there and have some fun this weekend.
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The Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 850-2000
www.laphil.com

They don’t make a lot of things like they used to, and music is definitely one of them. The Walt Disney Concert Hall offers music that soothes the mind as well as the soul. With classical presentations by the L.A. Philharmonic and guest orchestras, jazz and world music, there is something for everyone. The 2015-16 season of songbook includes performances by Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Stokes Mitchell and José González.

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Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California

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Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 461-3331
www.tclchinesetheatres.com

If you’re a senior living in Los Angeles, chances are you’ve probably seen some of the classic films with stars like Marilyn Monroe, George Burns and Lucille Ball in actual theaters when they first came out. Grauman’s Chinese Theatre has them all — Jerry Lewis, Joan Crawford, Bing Crosby and Judy Garland to name a few. Taking a stroll around the theater’s forecourt or further down the boulevard might be more like a trip down memory lane than a tourist trap.

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(Credit: Rad Bosselman)


Paradise Cove Beach Cafe
28128 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 457-2503
www.paradisecovemalibu.com

Paradise Cove Beach Cafe is not just a cute cafe but one of the more secluded beaches in Los Angeles. Not crowded and dirty like like most of the LA beach hangs, Paradise Cove Beach is perfect for seniors looking for a little RnR without the noise. Located right off the PCH in Malibu, Paradise Cove is a secluded beach with a spectacular view of the sunset. Take a stroll out on the pier, maybe cast a few lines or kick it in one of the shaded cabanas for a couple of z’s in the ocean air. You can pack a lunch or take advantage of the cafe’s delightful menu. Whichever you choose, a day at the beach is always a good day.

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(credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)


Battleship USS Iowa
250 S. Harbor Blvd.
San Pedro, CA 90731
(877) 446-9261
www.pacificbattleship.com

Every generation has a “where were you when” moment. The baby boomers have many, and they can relive history with a tour of the Battleship USS Iowa. The battleship is perfect to visit just for fun or to take family visiting from out of town. The museum depicts the history of the USS Iowa from the 40s, including the launch of her first war patrol, WW II, the Korean conflict and the Cold War. The USS Iowa is the only battleship museum on the West Coast and has interactive exhibits.  

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(credit: Renee C./Yelp)


Golf n’ Stuff
10555 E. Firestone Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 868-9956
www.golfnstuff.com

If you were a parent in the 80s, then you probably took your kid to the movies now and then. And one of them was probably The Karate Kid. Not only did the movie make Ralph Macchio a star, but it immortalized the small amusement park Golf n’ Stuff, which is still in business today. Get a blast from the past at Golf n’ Stuff and have a go at the go-karts, carnival rides and arcade, just like in the movie. Best of all, it has miniature golf. Four themed courses of 18 holes of challenging fun that’s great for a fun day or night out.

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Seniors Meetups in Los Angeles
www.seniors.meetup.com

Being single in Los Angeles is tough no matter what age you are. And if you’re a senior, well, you actually caught a break on that. Senior Meetups in Los Angeles is a site that helps bring seniors with things in common together. Simply go to the site and pick a meetup that is of interest to you and fits into your schedule. Whether you’re into meditation, art walks, folk dancing or tennis you can find a group. And it’s not just for singles looking to mingle. Senior Meetups in Los Angeles simply brings people with similar interests together.  

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Kristine G. Bottone is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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