Warm, sunny days are here, and it’s time to think of ways to make the most out of the summer months! Spending time outdoors and getting fresh air is a great way to get your body moving and socializing with friends. Keep reading for a few outdoor activities for older adults to enjoy in the summer months.
Having a Picnic: Picnics are a classic way for people to get outside and enjoy the sunny day. It doesn’t have to be an elaborately packed lunch – simply make a few sandwiches, remember water, grab some fruit and a picnic blanket to sit on, and you’re good to go. Picnics are an opportunity to socialize and share a meal with friends and family.
Walking: Walking is a great way to stay active. Whether it be a longer hike or a walk around the neighborhood, this activity helps to maintain cardio. It’s also a great way to enjoy the scenery around you and get some fresh air.
Golfing: Golfing is a timeless game that offers many health benefits. This exercise helps build muscle strength, increase endurance and improve cardiovascular functions.
Gardening: Gardening benefits you socially, mentally and physically. Invite a neighbor to plant and tend your garden with you; you may be surprised what tips and tricks they can give you on how to grow the perfect tomato. As for physical benefits, this low-impact activity is ideal for those who desire to introduce physical fitness into their lives without overwhelming their joints. Perhaps above all else, gardening benefits mental health. You relax as you tend to your greenery. You practice patience as you wait to see your plants grow. And you feel a sense of pride when surveying the work you’ve accomplished – a contribution that enhances beauty and life for all those around you.
Photography: Capture memories by taking pictures! You don’t need to be a professional or carry fancy equipment to enjoy this hobby. Simply point, click and shoot pictures of the surroundings that inspire you. Not only will you explore your neighborhood in the beautiful weather, but you’ll have fun doing it, too.
At Springpoint, our activities and amenities are tailored to residents’ interests and encourage a healthy lifestyle – including our campuses. The stunning grounds at each of our continuing care retirement communities offer amenities like walking paths, gardens, space for outdoor sports like croquet, sitting areas and much more. Many of our floor plans even include patios for your own private outdoor sanctuary. Residents are able to spend time enjoying the summer months and soaking up the sun.
Check out our eight continuing care retirement communities. Each of these communities offer an online gallery to see pictures of the beautiful grounds. To see our stunning campuses for yourself, contact our team today to schedule a personal tour.