SENIOR FRIENDLY SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Regardless of the time of year, seniors want to get out and get active too without having to sacrifice fun for safety and comfort. Senior friendly activities are a great way to include grandma or grandpa on a day out that is perfect for the whole family. Things like fishing on a favorite lake or river, taking a picnic lunch to a local playground or park or getting out into the garden at someone's house for a family friendly barbecue can be great ways to get elderly friends and relatives out and about in the summer sun.

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Alternatively, if your elderly friend or relative happens to enjoy gardening, a good activity to do with them is to build raised beds or other types of gardens that mean that they can continue indulging their green thumb without having to sacrifice comfort. Mobility issues for seniors are a common problem especially as they continue to age and so helping them by developing a garden they can still get use and enjoyment out of is a great way to allow them the freedom and activity through the summer that they may be looking for.

Another summer activity that is great for seniors is to join a group of some kind – breakfast, chess, hobby clubs are usually found with ease through church groups (attendance to the church itself not necessary) or through local libraries, recreation centers, and community leagues. Usually through, in the summer there are a whole host of different classes and activities offered through senior centers, some may be free or others may be a small fee, but they can be a great resource for anyone with an elderly friend or relative looking for a new hobby or for something to get them out of the house during the warmer weather. They may even make a new friend that they can do activities with  over the course of the year!

 

 

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