It’s the time of the year again! Traditionally, summer is the best for doing all your favorite activities. People start flocking to the beach for suntanning, families are gathering for barbeques and parties, and kids are off school and are having fun outside. Whilst aging may bring about some inconvenience when it comes to mobility, there’s no reason why your elderly loved ones can’t enjoy the summer break too. Here are some of the best summer activities for older adults to engage in.
Similar to fishing, gardening requires a lot of patience before you reap any rewards from your efforts. It’s peaceful yet engaging, making it highly suitable for adults getting on age. The main advantage gardening has over fishing is that it can be done in the comforts of the backyard, even if it’s just a tiny window sill or balcony.
With just a little extra help, gardening can be an extremely fulfilling activity for your aging loved ones that can be enjoyed in the shade or under the sun.
One of the potential pitfalls of summer is the sweltering heat which can be unsafe for your aging loved ones. Instead of going out when the sun is high, take strolls around the neighborhood or the local park during hours when the temperature is lower. Spending time surrounded by nature provides significant boosts to one’s mood and spirits, while the fresh air and sun can be very beneficial for the health.
Walking in malls is another great option for your loved one’s daily exercise during the hot summer. Not only is it free, but there’s also air conditioning and ample opportunities for them to socialize. In fact, most malls open roughly an hour before all the shops within the mall open. In certain communities, mall walks are frequently arranged by many senior groups, so it’s definitely one to try for your loved one.
Mall walking can be an excellent bonding activity as well, where you and your loved one can chat, shop and stroll together at any time of the day!
Organized Activities at Senior Centers
Activities at the senior centers are held around the year but there could be a greater inclination to sign up for these events when the weather is a lot more pleasant. These activities typically consist of language classes, painting, card games, bingo, dancing, karaoke, and movie nights. When the weather is hot, it’s a good option to enjoy some company in the senior center without risking any heat-induced problems.
Enjoy the Summer with TerraBella Roswell
If your loved ones enjoy having frequent organized activities, you should consider making the move into a retirement community for them. Here at TerraBella Roswell, we have an exclusive range of programs catered toward memory care and assisted living. Our daily social and recreational events give our residents countless options to stimulate the mind as well as enrich the physical aspect. From guest lectures, movies, live performances to in-house worship services and health and fitness classes, we have everything they need!