5 Outdoor Activities to Enjoy with Your Senior Loved One this Spring and Summer
While your aging loved ones may not be able to do everything they once were able to, that does not mean they should give up an active, happy lifestyle.
Staying active and enjoying the outdoors and outdoor activities can help your senior stay active and engaged. Learning new skills, hobbies and having a variety of activities can help your elderly loved ones can improve quality of life, help them live longer and give them interesting things to do.
With the warmer months here there are a number of activities you can do with your senior.
Visit a Farmer’s Market
Flea markets are very popular in the spring and summer. Farmer’s Markets are great places for families and your senior loved ones. Perhaps they’ll find a bargain, or maybe they’ll just have a good time strolling down “memory lane” while browsing through the antiques. A trip to the local Farmer’s Market may not only be a good opportunity for seniors to enjoy the outdoors, but also a chance to purchase healthy foods to prepare for dinner.
Tour a Museum
Find a museum that appeals to both of you, and enjoy a morning or afternoon. Busy times can vary from museum to museum. For some museums, weekday mornings are much less crowded than afternoons, evenings and weekends. If your senior loved one needs special accommodations, be sure to check out the museum’s web site in advance.
Pick Some Fruit
Picking some fruit is a great way to get out and get some fresh air while partaking in mild exercise. If you live in an area that has fruit orchards, you or your senior loved one may really enjoy apple, peach or berry farms. With fruit picking you get the outdoors and can snack along the way!
Enjoy the Outdoors and Some Exercise
The CDC’s physical activity guidelines are the same for all adults. This implies you are never too old to exercise. Even more sedentary seniors can become fit and active. Exercise ideas for seniors include; Yoga, Water Aerobics, walking, and low impact sports.
This is a great way to spend time outside, learn a new skill and see the results of efforts over time with both flower or vegetable gardens. Gardens can be created in smaller and larger outdoor areas and indoor gardens like smaller herb gardens, and orchids.
There are many ways to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle with your elderly loved ones.
If you are considering home care in the Bloomfield, Michigan area contact us at Alliance Senior Care and speak with a team member today!