For seniors and their families looking for a great place to retire, consider the many things for seniors to see and do in the Rome, GA area, located 73 miles south of Chattanooga and 70 miles northwest of Atlanta.

There are so many reasons for retirees to visit or relocate to the Rome area, but one key to the quality of life here is the rich abundance of things for seniors to see and do in Rome, GA – many of the activities at a reduced price for seniors or free.

Our veteran residents will enjoy visiting the America’s Known Soldier Memorial in Veterans Plaza at Myrtle Hill Cemetery. The cemetery’s 3,000 plus engraved bricks pays a great tribute to the military veterans and civilians for their service to this country throughout all of American history. The centerpiece of this plaza is the tomb of Charles Graves, who was randomly selected to represent America’s Known Soldier to accompany the body of the Unknown Soldier for burial at Arlington National Cemetery. After much effort, Graves was later laid to his final resting place in his hometown of Rome, Georgia.

If you enjoy being out on the green, add Stonebridge Golf Club to your list of must-visits, a true gem nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. This pine wooded course welcomes thousands of golfers per year to tee off the 6,800 yard Bermuda fairway designed for golfers of all skill levels.

Senior Activities Barnsley Gardens AdairsvilleJust 25 minutes from our Riverwood facility, Barnsley Gardens of Adairsville offers a beautiful and luxurious resort filled with lavish gardens, stately manor house ruins, southern cottage accommodations, fine dining, and an extensive list of onsite activities. The grand destination offers an unparalleled dream-like experience with chivalrous tales preserved along with the Southern country estate of centuries ago.

We’re located an hour from Marietta, which offers a wide variety of activities. Attractions include:

Marietta Square – Brimming with loads of activity, this top-rated, Southern square offers a wide variety of to-dos including local shopping, eateries, and visitor tours, and hotel accommodations.

Marietta Food Tour – Take a guided tour through the city for all the local dives and dig in! Along the way, your tour guides will inform you about the historic facts of the city. Better come hungry because when you leave, you’ll be thinking, “As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again.”

Gone With the Wind Movie Museum – See what we did there? For all of you Gone With the Wind fans, you probably caught the reference. Step back in time with the sights and sounds during the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era with Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler. G.W.T.W. Fans can enjoy an extensive collection of memorabilia from the film for and those interested in exploring the South’s antebellum history.

Earl Smith Strand Theatre – Catch a show in true art deco fashion. While the renovated center stage is often filled with weddings, private events, and stand up, open-mic-night comedy sketches, this 1935 movie house also offers film showings on Friday nights throughout the month. Check their calendar for showing details.

William Root House Museum and Garden – Visit the oldest surviving house in Downtown Marietta, built in 1845. A guided tour throughout the relocated and restored home of Hannah and William Root offers insight as to living quarters and conditions during antebellum Georgia. The Root house is an excellent representation of “typical” for its time and place, as opposed to the grand Southern plantations glamorized by Hollywood’s Gone With the Wind.

Senior discounts are available at select hotels, retail stores, restaurants, and grocery stores near these attractions.

At Riverwood Senior Living, we arrange for our residents to participate in group outings to local attractions. Being part of a group of peers living together in Rome Assisted Living makes for a great way to experience these sights and sounds.

To learn more about things for seniors to do in Rome, Georgia visit http://romegeorgia.org/visit-rome/attractions/.

Written by: Katie Hanley