Summer is a beautiful time for seniors to go out and about and spend time with family and friends. But because of health difficulties and age-related issues, it sometimes becomes difficult for an older adult to enjoy summers at some point. However, it is still of utmost importance for you to keep your elderly loved ones safe while also ensuring that they have the summer fun as much as possible.
My Noble Care has brought up the best five summer-friendly activities which any older adult can enjoy. We ask our residents to have these activities and spend quality summertime without fear.
With these five activities, your elder adult can spend some time off in fresh air and enjoy themselves with nature and greenery.
The first and foremost essential activity which any adult can do is WALK!
Walking is one of the best activities that will boost your mood and help you explore outside your daily sight.
Walking offers several health advantages and is best done in the morning before the day’s heat. The physical benefits of walking include increased circulation, stronger muscles, and joint support. It improves our mood and sleep and reduces our chance of Alzheimer’s disease. Walking’s most outstanding feature? It’s free!
A simple stroll in your nearby park or neighborhood can do wonders for you!
There can not be a more peaceful and fun activity than Gardening!
My Noble Care has a Garden that was made to help all the older adults of the residency build a habit of Gardening. From digging, weeding, and cutting to growing tiny little flowers and plants in the garden did not only help in having greenery but also boosted the entire mechanism of having more of it.
If you don’t currently have a garden, then consider establishing one. Gardening gives excellent bodily activity. Because exercise is disguised as pleasure, Gardening is one of the most pleasing summer pastimes for seniors. Seniors can also socialize while planting or caring for flowers.
3 .Art & Craft Creativities
Art may be an excellent activity for elderly persons because it gives them a feeling of achievement, making them feel better and raising their self-esteem.
Drawing or Painting allows people of all creative talents to express themselves, and using a flower bed or garden setting as the subject matter is an excellent way to get some sunshine at the same time.
4. Social Lunch/Dinner Once In A While
Hosting a great lunch or dinner, which majorly calls for a barbecue for the elders and their families, can be a fantastic summer activity. You can set up a picnic in a local park pavilion or use outside space at your property. You might either bring the food or organize a social gathering. Request that each family brings an excellent dish to share. All elders will feel at home while participating in these social summer activities for seniors.
5. Summer Elderly Picnic
The most fun summer activity for older adults is Picnic. It’s a beautiful way to spend the whole day outside, sitting in a park, beach, or farmhouse, bathing in the sun while eating a nutritious dinner. Spread down a blanket, read a book while enjoying your picnic meal, or bring some after-dinner activities. It is a fun activity even for the entire family.
There’s no better place to be than outside while the sun is shining. However, enjoying summer safely for older loved ones with restricted mobility, long-term health concerns, or dementia may require some forethought and imagination. But the team of My Noble Care has listed the best activities which your older adult can perform while enjoying the summers at their best.