For many people, winter can be a long and hard time, especially if you are living in a colder climate and had to be indoors for most of the winter. The sunshine and warmer weather that comes with the spring days can therefore be a welcome change, bringing more happiness into your everyday life. To make the changing of seasons even more special, here are some fun spring activities to take part in with your older loved ones!
Spend Time Outside and Enjoy Nature
After being stuck indoors for an entire season due to the cold, it will be amazing to spend some time outside and take in some sunshine and fresh air. The starting of spring might still be kind of chilly, so make sure to keep your loved ones comfortable with many warm layers, hats, gloves, and scarves.
Depending on the mobility level of your loved one, this can be as simple as having a picnic in your backyard, sitting on a porch, or even heading to a nature trail or farmers’ market. There are many ways to encourage your loved one to enjoy nature, with many of them being simple and accessible while still being extremely meaningful.
Decorate the Home
This is an activity that the whole family can take part in. Choosing to mark the seasons with vibrant decorations and DIY projects can help to truly make a house a home. This is especially important if your loved one is living in a long-term retirement community. The next time you head over, bring over some flowers, decorative items, and DIY materials to spruce up the house with lovely décor. In fact, if there are children in the family, it is a great time to incorporate Easter decorations in!
Pick Up Gardening
If you or your loved one are looking for a new hobby to pass time, gardening is a great option. Not only is it extremely versatile by having options for both indoor and outdoor plants, but it is also a simple stepping stone to incorporating more movement and exercise into your life. On top of that, being responsible for a living thing introduces a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment into your everyday activities as well.
Celebrate with Family and Friends
Feeling good in a new season is a great reason to celebrate, even if there are no particular events or festivals around the time. Reach out to your loved ones to organize a get-together or invite them to one of the many community events that happen around this time.
At TerraBella Summerville, our professional team strives to provide every resident with the best quality of life possible. This means constantly having engaging activities and events, as well as a wide range of different amenities that can both stimulate and support multiple aspects of their wellbeing. Not only are there dedicated fun activities for spring, but our activities team is also constantly designing and introducing new plans for every season and every day.