ACTIVE YEARS – for Seniors (and anyone else)
Seniors looking to stay busy in Fayetteville have much from which to choose:
• Fayetteville Parks and Recreation
o Forty-two individual parks. The Chamber has a map for you.
o More than 3,300 acres of parks, lakes and recreational complexes.
o Twenty different activities are covered such as: fishing, swimming, bird watching, tennis, boating, horseshoes, picnic areas and many more categories
o Twenty-one walking trails – Fayetteville is working to connect walking/biking trails all over town and on to other towns.
• Historic Walking Tour
o Learn about the history of Fayetteville – and of the south.
o Learn where the Civil War impacted this area.
• Numerous physical fitness centers. The Senior Center also provides exercise opportunities.
• University of Arkansas provides free classes for those over 60.
• Webster University – www.webster.edu/fayetteville
• Fayetteville Adult & Community Education – Jefferson Center – fayar.net/adulated
• Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – University of Arkansas –www.olli.uark.edu
• Fayetteville Blair Library – Award Winner – www.faylib.org
• Northwest Arkansas Community College –www. NWACC. Edu
• Baker University – www.NHCollegeCredit.com
• UAMS – University of Arkansas Medical School
• Arkansas Air Museum – Drake Field – www.arkairmuseum.org
• Ozark Military Museum – Drake Field – www.ozarkmilitarymuseum.org
• Historic Headquarters House Museum – www.headquartershouse.org
• Clinton House Museum & Tour – Bill & Hillary’s first home – www.clintonhousemuseum.org
• Crystal Bridges – begun by the Walton Family – Bentonville, AR – www.CRYSTALBRIDGES.ORG
• University of Arkansas – Collections
• Walton Arts Center – Fine stage productions – Fine Arts – www.waltonartscenter.org
• Terra Studios – Durham, AR – Original Bluebird of Happiness – unique sculptures, pottery and glass – www.terrastudios.com
• Craft Fairs – entire Northwest Arkansas – twice a year – more than 10 different locations.
• Fayetteville Underground – www.fayettevilleunderground.com
• University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery
• Botanical Garden of the Ozarks – themed gardens – www.bgozarks.org
• Fayetteville Wilson Park (and other parks)
• University of Arkansas landscaping on campus
• Fayetteville Square – Downtown Fayetteville
• Open April through November onTuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7am to 1 pm. Also on Sunday mornings at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks.
• Vegetables, fruits, berries, eggs, jellies, landscaping plants, fresh cut boquets, baskets, pottery and other handmade crafts.
• Fellowship abounds – human and canine
• Northwest Arkansas abounds with Antique Shops and Flea Markets .
• A free guide brochure with map is available in the Chamber office.
• Guide also shows some of the areas Bread & Breakfast Inns and Country Cottages.
• Washington Regional Hospital is located in Fayetteville
o Asthma Clinic, Cancer Support Home, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Center for Exercise, Diabetes Education, Faith in Action, Generations/Transitions, Home Health, Hospice, Infusion Center, Surgery Center, Sleep Disorders Center, Wound Care Clinic.
• Northwest Arkansas area cities also have quality comprehensive hospitals.
• Many clinics, therapy groups, and mental health services available.
• Twenty-one listed churches
• Many denominations
• Northwest Arkansas Mall – anchored by Dillards, JC Penney and Sears.
o Eighty-four speciality shops
o Food Court
• Downtown, Uptown and Midtown shopping areas
• Numerous hometown restaurants.
• Numerous franchised restaurants
• American, Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Seafood, Steaks, Catfish, BBQ, Pizza, Chicken specialties, and others.