The warm, comforting spring season is always welcome after months of ice and snow in winter. With the warmer weather, it’s a great idea to spend more time outdoors in the sun. Here’s a list of outdoor spring activities for your loved ones, especially if they’re getting on in years.
Enjoy An Outdoor Picnic
Make the most of your day outdoors, and pack a picnic to enjoy it. You can head to the park or even just the patio area. Pack some quick bites, like sandwiches, coleslaw, potato salad, and the like, and you can get a friend or two to join your picnic.
Go for A Stroll
For older folks, it’s especially important to keep active. Staying physically active can be an energy booster, help them maintain their autonomy, and can even help to mitigate any symptoms of illnesses. Take full advantage of the warm weather, and head out for a stroll – it doesn’t hurt to enjoy the springtime scenery as well.
Try Some Nostalgic Activities
Some older folks may start reminiscing about the past, and there’s no better time than spring to bust out their favorite activities as children. Think: flying a kite, looking for four-leaf clovers, drawing on the sidewalk in chalk. These are also great activities for older folks to share with their grandchildren, so feel free to make it a bonding activity too.
Gardening is, in fact, an excellent activity to both stay active and improve mental health. You can start a flower garden, an organic vegetable garden, or a herb garden. It’s a good form of exercise, it can also help to mitigate feelings of stress, and it can also help to boost overall strength and endurance. Make full use of the warm springtime weather, and head outdoors with a gardening club. Practice your planting and gardening skills, and make a new friend or two.
Do Spring Cleaning
With the warmer weather also comes the season of decluttering. Spring is a great time to clear out the mess in your house and organize everything.
Let the fresh spring air in to revitalize you as you clean up the house. For older folks, they can also get their children or grandchildren to come over and help out with the spring cleaning. It’ll be a fun activity, and even a trip down memory lane if they end up unearthing keepsakes and photo albums.
Feed The Birds
Springtime means more birds, and you know what that means – time to feed the birds. To make things more fun, you can even think of making your own bird feeder to hang outside the window. Think of it as a fun arts and craft activity.
Head to A Farmers’ Market
Go for a stroll and do some produce shopping. Head over to a local farmers’ market, and browse the fresh fruits and vegetables there. It’s a light workout, and you might even pick up some fresh ingredients for your next meal and do some cooking with fresh healthy ingredients.