Seniors who live an active lifestyle are healthier and happier in their golden years. There are dozens of safe and enjoyable outdoor activities that you can partake of for fun and fitness this summer. Here are just a few ideas to help you get started.
Watch or Play Sports
Sports lovers can put outdoor sports events into their schedule, so they don’t miss their favorite games. You can also join a club or sports team to partake of golf, tennis, softball or other outdoor sports play.
Enjoy Water Play
Summer is a great time to go to the beach or local swimming pool for some outdoor water play. Swimming is a great exercise to stay in shape. You can even sign up for a water aerobics class with some friends for fun and fitness.
Beach trips give you a chance to soak up some sun to help your body produce vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for strong bones and muscles. Be sure to wear sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat and don’t overdo as too much sun can lead to sunstroke.
If you’re new to the area, why not schedule some sightseeing tours to get to know your city better. Consider a ride on the trolley, a boat tour or even a Sunday drive with some friends for a scenic tour. You can even stop at a picturesque site for a healthy snack or picnic lunch.
Have a Picnic
A picnic is a great activity to enjoy with your family. Choose a favorite spot at the park, a nearby lake or even your own back yard. Picking a spot away from home gives you a chance to enjoy new sights and sounds for a welcome change.
Attend Community Events
Every city has planned activities for special holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Father’s Day and others. See what your city has to offer and make plans to be a part of the action. Look for such events as parades, fireworks displays, music festivals, food festivals, arts and crafts shows, farmer’s markets and more.
Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility
Just because you have limited mobility doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun. Most restaurants cater to seniors who use a walker or wheelchair, enabling you to dine out and enjoy your favorite cuisine. Other outdoor activities you can enjoy include birdwatching, strolls in the park, stargazing, outdoor theater, picnics and more. Grab a good book and read under the shade of a tree at the park or people/pet watch after you’ve had a bite to eat.
As seniors grow older, they may need help to live the lifestyle they enjoy most. At Sunny Days In-Home Care, we offer professional in-home care services that can help your elderly loved one enjoy life to the full. To learn more about our senior services and caregivers, call us at 724-260-5186 today.