Answered: Free and low cost events for older adults

Here are several free and low-cost events that people of all ages in Columbia, SC, can enjoy. Some of these are seasonal, so be sure to take advantage of the deals.

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Mike Gibson preserves Pearl Fryar’s topiary art at the SC State Museum. | Photo via Mike Gibson

“Being a senior and retired person, I rely on my city newsletter for information on things to do. It is very important for mental and physical health for seniors to remain active and socially engaged. It would be nice to occasionally have some emphasis on activities for that demographic. Things that are free or low cost, easily accessed, and of interest to seniors.” — Jean A.

Thanks for writing in, Jean. A few events that are a great fit for your search come to mind. We’ll be sure to keep including these types of events in our newsletter, but for now, here are three upcoming events that may fit the bill.

  • Harbison Community Center offers various fitness classes that are free of charge for residents or $4 for non-residents. It also offers games like Bingo that are $2 per card.
  • First Sunday at the SC State Museum offers $1 general admission on the first Sunday of each month.
  • Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens for Richland and Lexington County Residents is happening in January and February.