The welcoming town of Cary, North Carolina, is home to more than 170,000 residents who enjoy Cary’s friendly community, beautiful nature and engaging entertainment. Cary is nationally recognized as one of America’s safest cities, as one of the most desirable places to live in America, as one of the best places in North Carolina for families and as a top “under the radar” city in America due to its bike-friendly community.
Senior Lifestyle is thrilled to announce our new senior living Cary, NC, residence open in 2024, Acclaim at Cary Pointe. The active senior community provides the best independent living lifestyle Cary, NC, has to offer, with an on-site restaurant, daily activity programming and luxurious private apartments for residents.
If you or a loved one is interested in senior living options in Cary, here’s what a day in the life looks like for our retirement community residents.
Fun Things for Seniors to Do in Cary, NC
Whether you like exciting sports and entertainment, or you enjoy more laidback pursuits like exploring nature, Cary has it all. The city has a thriving local business community, nationally recognized amenities and plenty to do each day. Some of the ways seniors have fun in Cary include the following.
- Catch a game: Cary is home to three major sports venues that host more than 300 events each year. The USA Baseball National Training Complex features four baseball fields, including a stadium field. WakeMed Soccer Park hosts professional soccer matches featuring home teams North Carolina FC and NC Courage, as well as lacrosse matches. The Cary Tennis Park includes 32 championship courts, including a stadium court with permanent seating, as well as pickleball courts. Check each venue’s calendar to see when matches are scheduled, or head to a court to play yourself. College sports lovers can also catch a game at nearby universities including Duke, North Carolina State and the University of North Carolina.
- See a show: Cary has several community theater venues featuring diverse musical acts and theater performances. The Koka Booth Amphitheatre hosts concerts featuring big names like Pitbull and Billy Strings. The Cary Arts Center has a 431-seat theater that puts on family-friendly performances with the Cary Youth Theatre, and also includes studio programs for art, clay, glass, woodworking, metals and jewelry. The Page-Walker Arts & History Center hosts an annual Performances at the Page series, featuring local bands performing at free outdoor concerts. At Bond Park Boathouse, bands play for boaters on Bond Lake and for lawn chair attendees each month from April through October. Music lovers can also head to nearby Raleigh to see concerts by the North Carolina Symphony.
- Bike around town: Cary is nationally recognized as one of the country’s top most bicycle-friendly communities, with more than 200 miles of greenways and on-road bike facilities throughout town. Hop on a bike and pedal across the Maine-to-Florida U.S. Bicycle Route 1, or the N.C. Bicycle Route #2, also known as the Mountains to Sea route. Keep an eye out for special events for bikers, like group rides and bike-and-brunch events. All Cary greenways are open from dawn to dusk.
- Unleash your inner artist: Cary has a thriving arts community, featuring artworks by renowned artists in its galleries and offering classes for aspiring artists. In addition to art on display at the Cary Arts Center Gallery, residents can also see diverse art at venues like the Bond Park Community Center, the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, the Town Hall Gallery and the Herbert C. Young Community Center. There’s also public art on display around town, and residents can visit special events like the GLOW Public Art Outdoor Exhibition. Class-wise, the Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources program puts on classes including ceramics, drawing, painting, calligraphy, mixed media, glass art, metals and jewelry, sewing, fabric and woodworking.
- Check out Cary Senior Center resources: The Cary Senior Center’s mission is to create “active retirement years.” It promotes a variety of programs just for seniors, including fitness classes and special-interest clubs. Cary seniors can participate in Cary Senior Technology Education (CSTE) classes, the Cary Garden Club, the Cary Seniors Technology User Group and Friends of Cary Senior Center.
Cary also has more than 30 public parks and nature areas, an abundance of eclectic local restaurants and special events in town each week. There’s lots to explore in Cary and plenty of ways to connect with other community members in this renowned town.
A Look at Independent Living Lifestyle Programming at Acclaim at Cary Pointe
At Acclaim at Cary Pointe, residents in our active senior community can also access a full schedule of on-site programming each day. Our daily activity calendar gives residents lots of ways to connect with others, pursue their passions, learn new skills and explore a variety of hobbies. A sample of some of the programming residents can look forward to at Acclaim at Cary Pointe includes:
- Art classes
- Board games
- Book clubs
- Card games
- Cooking classes
- Garden clubs
- Group exercise classes
- Happy hours
- Live music performances
- Movie screenings
- News and views discussions
- Sports game viewing
- Technology classes
- Trivia competitions
- Worship services and faith gatherings
- Yoga and meditation classes
Acclaim at Cary Pointe also facilitates off-site excursions, including restaurant outings and shopping trips. At the residence, community members can also enjoy full-service, restaurant-style dining for each meal.
Whatever residents are interested in, the caring team at the pet-friendly Acclaim at Cary Pointe is here to make it happen.
Learn More About Acclaim at Cary Pointe
If you’re interested in living in an active senior community where you’ll see friendly faces each day, we invite you to learn more about Acclaim at Cary Pointe. Founding members of our community can become a part of the Diamond Charter Club, which provides additional benefits to community members.