Fun Things for Seniors to Do in Youngstown, OH

The city of Youngstown, OH, lies between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, PA, with around 60,000 residents calling the city home. It offers residents lots of art and culture destinations, an abundance of nature, a wide variety of restaurants and an eclectic dining scene, art museums and much more.

For seniors who live in and visit the area, the following are some of the top places to visit in Youngstown.

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1. Butler Institute of American Art

The Butler Institute of American Art offers free admission for patrons interested in seeing art from thousands of American artists that dates back to the early 1700s. In addition to permanent and rotating art exhibits representing a wide variety of mediums, the museum offers an educational program, art classes and guided tours.

2. Lanterman’s Mill

Lanterman’s Mill and its adjacent covered bridge comprise a historic Ohio site that was built in the mid-1800s. The mill still operates and produces stone-ground cornmeal, whole wheat flour and buckwheat available for purchase in the gift shop. A visit to the area also offers two hiking trails and waterfall views.

3. Mahoning Valley Race Course

You can see live seasonal thoroughbred horse racing at the Mahoning Valley Race Course, which features several restaurants and other games in the Hollywood Gaming casino. The casino also presents live music entertainment on Saturday nights.

4. Mill Creek Golf Course

Mill Creek Golf Course includes two 18-hole championship courses, as well as an indoor player development facility. Both of the outdoor courses are par 70 and feature four sets of tees on each hole, with tree-lined fairways, streams and plenty of nature-filled views to take in. Visitors can stop by the Fieldhouse for a drink and meal. When snow falls over the course in the winter, it becomes a space for cross-country skiing.

5. Arms Family Museum

The Arms Family Museum is a 1905 mansion maintained by the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, featuring exhibits on fine artwork, textiles, clothing and decorative arts. The museum includes a hands-on history room where visitors can touch objects, and it also hosts a variety of events, like history talks.

6. Covelli Centre

The multipurpose Covelli Centre arena hosts a wide variety of events, including live concerts, dirt bike racing, hockey games, comedy shows and theatrical performances. It hosts some of the biggest touring acts that come to Youngstown, so if you want to see a big show, check out the venue’s calendar.

7. Mill Creek Park

Mill Creek Park spans more than 2,600 acres and includes an array of recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking, picnicking, boating, fishing, tennis, golf, volleyball, sledding and cross-country skiing over 45 miles of trails. The northern end of Mill Creek Park features the Fellow Riverside Gardens, next to the D.D. Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center.

The park also features the Judge Leo P. Morley Performing Arts Pavilion, which hosts a summer concert series. The park’s James L. Wick, Jr. Recreation area features a par 3 golf course, as well as a hockey rink, batting cages and a children’s play area. 

8. Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor

The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor, also known by locals as the Steel Museum, works to collect, preserve and interpret labor and industrial history of the Mahoning Valley. The museum’s exhibits include hundreds of photographs, artifacts like workers’ tools and clothing, full-scale re-creations of steel workers’ working and living environments, and videotaped interviews of steel workers from the area.

9. Boardman Park

Boardman Park covers nearly 295 acres and includes 4 miles of walking and biking trails, a disc golf course, a dog park and a children’s playground. On Thursdays, the park hosts free senior-specific programming, including lunch and learn programs, technology classes, exercise classes, Bingo, card clubs, book clubs and support groups.

10. DeYor Performing Arts Center

The DeYor Performing Arts Center is one of the top spots to go in Youngstown for high-quality theater performances, including plays, ballet and dance, symphony orchestra and musicals. The space also hosts special events, like guest lectures. The venue includes the 2,300-seat Edward W. Powers Auditorium and the 600-seat Ford Family Recital Hall. Visitors can see touring acts, as well as the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, which uses the center as the group’s home theater.

11. The Rose Melnick Medical Museum

The Rose Melnick Medical Museum at Youngstown State University is dedicated to the collection and preservation of medicine field-related materials from the 18th century to present-day. The collection includes artifacts related to pharmacy, nursing and dentistry, including region-specific objects.

12. Stambaugh Auditorium

The non-profit public Stambaugh Auditorium has been open for nearly 100 years and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It includes a 2,500-seat concert hall, 8,800-square-foot ballroom, a recital hall and a formal garden. Visitors can see international, national and local performers, including symphony orchestras, dance troupes, lecture series and band concerts.

13. The Amish Market

The Amish Market in nearby Boardman is an Amish owned-and-operated farmers market, featuring fresh food and drinks, as well as goods for sale to take home. It’s open every week from Thursday through Saturday, excluding holidays, and features foods like barbecue, baked goods, fresh produce, salads and more. There are also handcrafted home goods for sale from local vendors.

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More to Do at the Addison of Cornersburg

At The Addison of Cornersburg in Youngstown, there’s even more to do for seniors who live at the assisted living residence. Each day, there’s a full schedule of programming, including events like:

      • Arts and crafts classes
      • Bingo
      • Board games
      • Book club
      • Card games
      • Crossword puzzles
      • Culinary classes
      • Dominoes
      • Exercise classes
      • History lectures
      • Manicures
      • Meditation classes
      • Movie showings
      • Religious services
      • Trivia competitions
      • Walking club
      • Word scrambles

The residence also includes an activity room, a media room and community outings. With so much to do in Youngstown in the city and at home, The Addison of Cornersburg is a great option for those who need assisted living services in the area.

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