Even while all of Peroia, Illinois discusses the skating routine of Matt Savoie, one female resident has set-aside time to prepare for more travels in an RV. Those travels could take her and her husband into an RV park in Yuma, Arizona. If this lady reaches Arizona in late April, then she will enjoy a new status. Then she and her husband will have the ability to enter at least four additional RV parks.
Those four parks could be found on any list of RV parks that cater to individuals over the age of 55. Those four parks underscore the proliferation in Yuma, Arizona of facilities for resident and visiting retirees. Those four parks highlight the range of interests held by the retirees in Yuma, Arizona. Large numbers of such retirees stay in an RV at one of the local RV parks. By looking at the special features at such parks, one gets a feel for what sorts of recreational activities will be most needed in the near future, when large numbers of the "baby boomers" will be old enough to retire.
Although there is no shortage of Yuma, AZ hotels, many of the retirees who pass through Yuma travel cross-country in an RV. Such travelers do not want to spend money on any of the Yuma, AZ hotels. They want to stay at an RV park. That explains why there are so many RV parks in Yuma, Arizona.
In order to attract travelers, these competing RV parks have introduced various extras. They have included among the offered extras those things that would most interest a traveling retiree. These RV parks have, for instance, included a pool, a pool that could be used for lap swimming. They have not included a wading pool, a pool that could be used by young children.
Only in Yuma, Arizona hotels can the traveler safely expect to find any type of wading pool. Hotels too tend to have exercise facilities suited to younger guests. The RV parks in Yuma, Arizona have very different recreation facilities. They contain shuffle boards, horseshoe pits and tennis courts.
Some of the RV parks advertise other forms of entertainment. Details on that entertainment are scant. It is generally referred to as "planned activities." In order to get a tastse of those "planned activities" one would need to visit a home for retirees during one of the scheduled "activity hours."
Such planned activities might include an exercise session with balls or large, stretchable bands. Such activities would be designed to help the retirees prevent the onset of arthritis. Other activities might include ballroom dancing, painting, or card playing. On some days the retirees might be invited to join a contest. The goal of such contests could vary. In one popular contest the retirees would compete with each other to demonstrate the greatest skill with the hula hoop.
The above activities represent the sort of planned activities that might be enjoyed by the travelers who stop at any of the RV parks in Yuma, Arizona. Those activities are normally listed among the "special offerings" at those parks. As the U.S. population ages, the number of such planned activities should no doubt increase. By the time that Matt Savoie is ready to retire, such planned activities might become a standard part of all RV park entertainment.