Seniors Enjoy Time In Worcester
Worcester is the historic county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts. Senior travelers will find Worcester in central Massachusetts, about an hour drive southwest from Boston.
Worcester has transformed itself into a progressive and vibrant city with an active diverse culture, multi-billion dollar public/private investment, a robust healthcare and biotechnology industry and nationally recognized colleges and universities.
Worcester, a continually up and coming city, is a five-time recipient of the All-American City Award. One is hard pressed to find another city of comparable size with a greater concentration of world-class colleges and universities.
Seniors Enjoy City Of Higher Education
Worcester, with its population of 181,045, is home to 9 colleges and universities (a half-dozen more in neighboring communities), including the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, College of the Holy Cross, Clark University, MCPHS University and Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Worcester is also home to one Fortune 1000 corporate headquarters.
Senior sports enthusiasts, Worcester’s central location gives residents and visitors easy access to numerous professional sporting teams. Worcester provides a good assortment of arts and cultural offerings.
Known as the “Heart of the Commonwealth”, a heart is the official symbol of the city. However, the heart symbol may also have its provenance in lore that Valentine’s Day cards were invented in the city.
Seniors Enjoy The Student Cultural Contribution
TripAdvisor suggests that seniors visit the Worcester Art Museum and Hanover Theater for the Performing Arts. Elm Park is a favorite site for a stroll as is Newton Hill and Green Hill.
Over 30,000 students contribute to the cultural vibrancy of the city, which features world-renowned museums and concert halls, theaters, galleries, as well as a wealth of performing groups, ethnic festivals, and artists of every discipline. For you gourmands, dine at one of the city’s many and varied restaurants.
Music and theater flourish at Mechanics Hall and The Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts. The Worcester Art Museum, Worcester Historical Museum and EcoTarium regularly schedule special exhibitions.
Bancroft Tower, a 56-foot-high (17 m) natural stone and granite tower, looks like a miniature feudal castle in Salisbury Park. It’s hard to miss and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. The Salisbury Mansion and Store is an historic house museum built in 1772 by Stephen Salisbury.
Senior visitors, Welcome to Worcester, The Creative City named after Worcester, England. -jeb