Fun Things for Seniors to Do in Henrietta, NY

Henrietta, NY, is a suburb of Rochester, where more than 47,000 people call the town home. The supportive community has a robust parks and recreation program, which includes a senior center with active adult programming. There’s also lots of nature to explore, shopping, dining, golf and more in Henrietta. 

The following are some of the top things for seniors to do in Henrietta and the area.

1. Henrietta Senior Center

The Henrietta Senior Center offers a variety of programs and resources for Henrietta seniors. These include:

  • Cards, game time, billiards and mahjong
  • Computers and a lending library with DVDs
  • Crafts and crochet groups
  • Dances and celebrations
  • Defensive driving classes
  • Fitness classes, walking group, low-impact aerobics, arthritis classes, yoga, balance classes and a hiking group
  • Home security information
  • Information and referrals for legal and financial matters, housing availability, transportation difficulties, health services and counseling
  • Inside dining and grab-n-go meals, with lunch served Monday through Wednesday, reservations required
  • Nutrition counseling
  • On-site assistance with Medicare forms, tax preparation and Home Energy Assistance Program

The senior center also presents day and night travel trips. Activities change each month on the calendar, so there are always new ways to connect with other local seniors in the community.

Explore The Addison of Erie Station

See Community

2. Parks

Henrietta has several parks and facilities for nature lovers to enjoy. Some parks feature cabins and pavilions for rent, as well. Check out:

  • Breese Park: Breese Park features views of the Genesee River, with an accessible riverside stone dust play and fitness trail. There’s also a wildlife observation station, where park visitors can see wildlife and plants like black walnut trees, mushrooms, bluebell and trillium flowers, and native ferns.
  • Lookup Park: Lookup Park includes a 9-hole disc golf short course, a golf driving range and a dog park. Lookup Park also features Baldwin Cabin, which is available for rent and accommodates up to 50 people.
  • Martin Road Park: Martin Road Park includes tennis courts, a catch-and-release fishing pond, a kick wall, soccer fields, and the Buyck Pavilion that’s available for rental and a large playground.
  • Tinker Nature Park: The 68-acre Tinker Nature Park includes the Tyler Pavilion that’s available for rental, the Hansen Nature Center, the Tinker Homestead and Farm Museum, wetland boardwalks, a playground, 2 miles of hiking trails, a volleyball court, a Community Garden Program, a gazebo overlooking a pond and a small amphitheater.
  • Veterans Memorial Park: Veterans Memorial Park is home to the Henrietta Senior Center and also includes the Henrietta Recreation Center, tennis and basketball courts, a walking trail that connects to the Lehigh Valley Trail, playgrounds, softball and soccer fields, and an amphitheater. The park also includes several cabins and picnic pavilions available for rent.

From reserving facilities for large parties and gatherings, to walking on a trail surrounded by wildlife, the Henrietta parks system has many options for seniors in the area.

3. Riverton Golf Club

The town of Henrietta recently took over operation of the Riverton Golf Club, which includes a 9-hole golf course, an 18-hole disc golf course, a restaurant and a bar.

For golf lovers in Henrietta, there are also many courses nearby just outside of Henrietta. These include:

There are many more golf courses in the Rochester area, offering play for all types of skill levels. For golf lovers in Henrietta, there are lots of beautiful courses to choose from.

4. Henrietta Public Library

The Henrietta Public Library in nearby Rochester is a great resource for seniors who love to read and learn. The library offers books, audiobooks, ebooks and other resources available for free rental. The library also presents community events and programs, including book clubs. There’s plenty of comfortable seating on-site, as well as free computer use and free Wi-Fi.

5. Henrietta Mall Antiques

Henrietta Mall Antiques, also in nearby Rochester, features a diverse collection of collectibles and antique items. The retailer sells unique paintings, jewelry, coins, prints, sports memorabilia, lithographs, clocks, timepieces, military collectibles, home décor, toys, books, tools and more. You can meet dealers right on-site to learn about the pieces before you purchase.

6. The Distillery

The Distillery is one of Henrietta’s top-ranked restaurants, and is a sports bar with lots of high-definition TVs, with a sprawling patio for dining outside. The kitchen serves bar staples, like wings, burgers and pizza, as well as a variety of pasta and protein dishes. Drinks include seasonal rotating taps and half-price wine bottles on Wednesdays.

7. Adult Fitness Programs

The Town of Henrietta Parks and Recreation Department provides several adult sports and fitness leagues. Programs include:

Programs like these are typically offered in multiweek sessions, which are available on a variety of days throughout the year. There’s always something different starting up, whenever you want to develop a new skill or connect with other local adults who share the same interests.

Explore The Addison of Erie Station

See Community
Image of The Addison of Erie Station

More to Explore at The Addison of Erie Station

Henrietta is also home to the independent senior living community The Addison of Erie Station. This welcoming community has a ton of unique amenities for senior residents, including billiards, a chapel, a country store, a game and activities room, a fitness center, a library and a salon and barber service.

There’s also a full schedule of daily programming, including activities like movies, bingo, walking clubs, live music, fitness classes, book clubs, mindfulness meditation, cooking club, trivia nights, happy hours and outings into town. From morning to night, there’s plenty to do right at home at the Addison of Erie Station.

For details on this new senior community in Henrietta, find out more about Senior Lifestyle, or schedule a tour today.

Find a Community

For more information on retirement and senior housing options, reach out to a Senior Lifestyle community near you.