By Yasmene Warren
Everybody wants to find their forever home in a great community, but what really makes the living experience more gratifying is when the community cares about its people. That’s what the city of Orlando is all about: giving back to its community. Whether you’re new in town or you’re a long-time resident looking to learn more about the place you call home, here are ways the City of Orlando gives back to its residents.
Multiple Events Throughout the Year
Orlando never lets its residents live boring lives as the city is constantly hosting a variety of events throughout the year.
As a regional events capital, Orlando frequently puts on an array of cultural, musical, and sporting events fit for people of all ages.
Some events taking place this November include the Baldwin Park Community Market, Tavistock Fall Events, Holidays at Luminary Green Park, Deck the District, “The Yard” Tailgate, the Florida Jerk and Music Festival, Jingle Eve, and more.
The best place to stay in the know about Orlando’s events and happenings is on the city’s website.
Ample Resources to Stay Active
For adults, the days of forced physical education are over, so staying active may no longer be a part of your daily routine. Luckily, Orlando offers plenty of places to stay active.
From athletics and aquatics to sports lessons and leagues, Orlando has its residents' physical activity needs covered.
You can swim in one of the city’s 11 pools, take swimming lessons, reserve athletic fields to play a variety of sports, become a lifeguard, take golf, fencing, or karate lessons, or go to an outdoor fitness station.
Community Programs for the Kids
Orlando makes sure there’s some way to stay involved for every one of its residents — children included.
Sign your kids up for summer camp, school vacation days camp, after school programs, activity listings, athletic programs, a neighborhood center learning pod, Operation AmeriCorps, My Brother’s or Sister’s Keeper, or look into the summer or fall youth employment program.
Community Engagement for Seniors
After a long life spent working hard, seniors should still have access to exciting activities to enjoy during retirement, and the city of Orlando ensures they do!
From recreational to educational to social programs, Orlando has just the right kind of festivities to keep seniors actively engaged in their community.
The city has two dedicated neighborhood senior centers: Mayor William Beardall Senior Center and L. Claudia Allen Senior Center.
Both centers are filled with over 100 enriching clubs, classes, and activities from active dance to creative crafts.
Community Pottery Studio
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Looking to add a new skill to your belt? The City of Orlando has its own pottery studio that has become one of the most prominent studios in all of Central Florida.
Pottery allows your creative skills to shine at their brightest, and the community studio makes for the perfect space to work at your own pace.
The studio includes 20 electric pottery wheels, nine electric kilns, plenty of clay and tools available for purchase, and so much more.
You can go online and register for pottery classes, request a private group class, or become a pottery studio member if you’re experienced and want to work on your own!
Orlando is much more than just a place to live: It’s a community. Communities stick together and help each other out, and with all the things to do around town, that’s exactly what Orlando is offering. If you’re looking to get involved or you simply just want something to do, the City of Orlando is here for you and your family!
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