Fun Things for Seniors to Do in Greece, NY

The town of Greece, NY, is less than 10 miles northwest of Rochester and has a population of nearly 100,000 residents. The town has a lot of community amenities for all ages, including seniors, and the great outdoors that surround residents make it a top place to live for nature lovers.

For seniors who live in or are visiting Greece, the following are some popular places to visit in the area.

1. The Center

The Center at Greece Town Hall is the town of Greece’s premiere community activity facility. It includes a 7,800-square foot gym, a dance/activity room, a programmed fitness area, a walking track, a senior citizen’s lounge, a dedicated toddler gym and a 4,530-square foot multipurpose room. A new 32,250-square foot expansion and renovation recently took place, which will result in an expanded walking track, more programming and community rooms, and other features. 

The Center is completely free to access for Greece residents, who can participate in activities like using the walking track and accessing various drop-in activities. Residents can also purchase affordable memberships for the Wellness Center, which expands access to strength training equipment and a dedicated spin room.

Residents who are ages 50 and older can access senior programs and services through the Center, including:

  • Cards and bingo
  • Nutrition program
  • Senior fitness classes
  • Transportation services

For seniors who are new to the area or who want to make friends with other locals, a visit to The Center provides plenty of opportunities to develop community connections.

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2. Greece Public Library

The Greece Public Library is an outstanding place to find resources like books and magazines, DVDs, journals and databases, and technology access. The library has an array of programming for adults in the area, including:

  • Book clubs
  • Coffee & Creativity craft groups
  • Family craft events
  • Free Creativebug video tutorials on crafts like cardmaking and knitting
  • Library reading challenges
  • Sip & Stitch Social groups
  • Take & Make Kits, which you can check out to learn how to make crafts like jewelry and socks

Residents can also visit the library to use tools like copiers, fax machines and scanners. The Greece Library is another great community resource for seniors who want to get involved in local activities.

3. Parks & Nature

The town of Greece has 14 public parks that span more than 760 acres of land. Much of the area is undeveloped for passive recreation, while residents can also find park amenities like:

  • Baseball diamonds
  • Basketball courts
  • Bike trails
  • Disc golf courses
  • Entertainment pavilion
  • Family water spray park
  • Football fields
  • Ice skating rink
  • Nature trails
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Pickleball courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Skate park
  • Soccer fields
  • Tennis courts
  • Volleyball courts

There are more than 50 miles of trails in Greece, available for activities like bird watching, walking, biking, running, hiking, sightseeing and fishing. Greece also contains more than 8 miles of shoreline along Lake Ontario, making the town a great one for wildlife viewing. There are also hunting licenses available for deer, small game and waterfowl. The abundance of nature and green space is a top reason why many seniors enjoy calling Greece home.

4. The Mall at Greece Ridge

The Mall at Greece Ridge is the best place in the Greece area to find all the shopping goods you’re looking for, all in one location. Popular stores include Barnes & Noble, Burlington Coat Factory, Foot Locker, JCPenney, Macy’s and more.

The mall also has more than a dozen food vendors, like Red Robin, as well as has a carousel. It also presents special events like wrestling matches and art shows. The mall will also be the new home of Apple Cinemas, a luxury seating, dine-in movie theater experience, coming soon.

5. Greece Historical Society & Museum

The Greece Historical Society & Museum is open weekly for visitors to explore historical Greece artifacts. A visit takes attendees into a re-creation of a turn-of-the-century house, with period furniture and vintage household items. There’s also a school classroom, a carriage display, a period kitchen, vintage manufacturing tools and more. 

You can learn more about Greece history in the museum, talk to local historical society experts and shop for goods like clothing and books in the gift shop. The society is also a great resource for Greece archives and for learning more about the evolution of the area.

6. Restaurants

Greece has many locally owned restaurants serving a variety of tastes. For foodies who love to support local businesses, top picks in the Greece area include:

  • Cotoletta: Cotoletta in nearby Rochester serves up Italian specialties like pasta and pizza in an atmosphere designed to look like “Nonna’s old basement rec room.”
  • Blue Ridge Grill: Blue Ridge Grill, also in nearby Rochester, serves American breakfast, lunch and dinner. Grilled entrees include prime rib, Mediterranean salmon, Napa Valley chicken and other specialties.
  • Mi Rancho Alegre: Mi Rancho Alegre in Rochester is a popular casual Mexican restaurant, offering freshly made margaritas, Taco Tuesday specials and a variety of spicy dishes and Mexican specialties, like churros.

There are dozens more diverse eateries in the Greece area, with cuisines like Middle Eastern, Ukrainian, seafood, Italian, Asian fusion and more. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you can find it in Greece and Rochester.

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Additional Activities for Seniors at The Addison of Park Crescent

There are even more enjoyable activities for seniors to do when they live at The Addison of Park Crescent. This Independent Living senior community provides diverse and convenient on-site amenities, including:

  • Chapel
  • Craft room
  • Dance and music classes
  • Dining room with restaurant-style meal service
  • Fitness center
  • Hobby clubs
  • Language classes
  • Library and game room
  • Piano lounge
  • Salon and barber services
  • Social clubs

Every day, there’s also a full schedule of activity programming, including exercise classes, lunch outings, happy hours, live music, bingo, trivia groups, creative writing groups, movie screenings, cooking clubs and more. There’s always something new to try when you live at The Addison of Park Crescent, and plenty more to explore in Greece, Rochester and the Monroe County area.

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