Fun Summer Activities for Seniors

April 4, 2017

With summer just around the corner it’s a great time to get outside and enjoy the sun with friends and family. Whether you venture out with a community group or join a field trip with friends from your assisted living community, there are plenty of things for seniors to do in the great outdoors. Here are a few ideas to get your mind working:

Work in a Garden

Gardening is an excellent way for seniors to get sun and exercise with friends. Working in a flower bed is a relaxing activity that will give seniors a sense of accomplishment when the plants start budding. You can even grow herbs or vegetables to use at home, which will also benefit your health.

 

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Hit the Links

Speaking of healthy activities, summer is a great time to take up golf. Golf is a relatively low-impact exercise that gives seniors hours of fun. Gather some friends and schedule a group tee time, or play the back nine of a public course with someone from the assisted living community. Either way, you’re sure to have a great time!

Edgewood Management senior golfing.Golf is a great outdoor exercise.

 

Explore Your Local Park

Many communities nationwide have beautiful public parks, and most will host great community events throughout the summer. From free movies and concerts to bird-watching excursions and hikes, there are many things to do in your local park! Even if you choose not to join the planned events, the park is still a great place to spend your day flying a kite, having a barbeque, or even just sitting peacefully and listening to the rustling of the trees.

Get Some Culture

Of course, some days may be too hot to spend in the summer sun. On these occasions, head to your local museums or art galleries and learn something unique about the world around you. Not only will this give you a chance to take in some regional and historical beauty, but walking through the museum is a great exercise that will keep you away from the sun.

Give Back to the Community

Use your free time to make a difference in your community by volunteering with local or national organizations. Whether you serve meals to the less fortunate at your local community center or volunteer as a foster grandparent, there are plenty of rewarding experiences to be had. If you’re looking for a few ideas, try joining the National Service’s Senior Corps.

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