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4 Fun Summer Activities for Elderly

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on

Seniors can enjoy this season to the fullest as long as they follow simple safety suggestions such as keeping an eye on the weather forecast and staying hydrated. Help your senior loved one make the most of this beautiful weather with these fun activities, suggested by Jefferson County senior care professionals.

1. Gardening

Summer is a great time to grow a flower garden, edible garden, or pizza garden, and gardening offers many benefits to seniors, including improved dexterity and cognition. You might also look for garden tours in the area. These tours often feature beautiful homes and gardens within a comfortable walking distance of one another. The gentle walking and stimulating sights are great health and wellness boosters.

2. Outdoor Photography

Summer is prime time to take an indoor hobby outdoors. Seniors can grab a camera and capture the essence of flowers, birds, animals, or athletes at a sporting event. There are many photography contests as well, for those who want an extra challenge. Check with local organizations for senior clubs focused on outdoor activities or photography exclusively. Membership rates are often reasonable and clubs offer many opportunities to enjoy the hobby with other like-minded seniors.

3. Flea Markets and Farmer’s Markets

Flea markets and farmers’ markets offer the chance for interesting conversations and healthy strolls. They also offer the opportunity to sample wholesome local foods and a to peruse a variety of curiosities and collectibles. Be sure to bring a sunhat or parasol and plenty of water while meandering about.

4. Metal Detecting

Summer is the perfect time for seniors to enjoy metal detecting. Regardless of whether or not any buried treasure is discovered, metal detecting is a great way for seniors to stay mentally sharp and physically active. It’s also an activity all ages can enjoy, making it a great way for seniors to spend time with grandchildren.

Learn more about promoting health through every season by reaching out to Home Care Assistance. Our live-in, part-time, and respite care in Jefferson County ensures seniors of all abilities have the support needed to maintain health and happiness in the comfort of home year round. Discover how our care services can help your loved one by calling (303) 987-5992 and scheduling a free in-home consultation today.