Springing into Summer: Warm Weather Activities for Seniors
As the weather continues to get warmer, and the sun begins to shine a little brighter, now is the best time to get outside and reap the benefits that Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky have to offer!. It’s especially important for older adults to spend time outdoors. According to a study conducted by the University of Michigan, adults who spend time outdoors are more likely to increase their sense of daily positivity and lessen the symptoms of serious conditions, such as depression. Spring is a perfect opportunity to shake off the winter blues, and spend time with friends and family in the great outdoors. This week at Carespring, we aim to inspire you with some of our favorite outdoor activities. Enjoy!
Cheer on Your Favorite Team!
Baseball season has arrived giving you the perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy a sporting event. Many stadiums and venues have special services for the elderly, such as wheelchair rentals and personal attendants. Speaking with a representative before attending is a sure way to get all of the information you need beforehand.
Relax in the Park
During the warm spring and summer months, local parks usually host events such as community barbeques, outdoor movies, and free concerts. This is an inexpensive way to enjoy socializing with friends and family while getting to know your city. Most public parks post events on their website pages, but you can always call the park’s representative for the most recent events and additional information.
Get Your Toes Wet
During this time of year, pools begin to open up for the summer months. Swimming is a great form of exercise, especially for those living with joint pain and osteoporosis. Some retirement communities have their own swimming facilities available to their residents, but there are always other local options available. Contact your local recreation center or the nearest YMCA for more details. Most centers will have senior discounts, making entrance fees reasonably inexpensive.
Find Your Furry Friends
Visiting your city’s zoo is a fun way to get some exercise while also admiring the beauty of its animals. Zoos will often offer special discounts for older adults and will work to accommodate special needs, such as wheelchair rentals and close parking. This is a great way to interact with family, especially for seniors who have grandchildren. Remember to keep your hands to yourself!
Participate in Public Holidays
There are many public holidays during the summer, such as Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Cities and smaller neighborhoods usually host parades and public parties
to celebrate. Participating in these celebrations and being a part of a crowd can do great things for seniors who love being around people of all ages.
Carespring’s Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation facilities in Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky wish you a happy and healthy summer! What activities are you looking forward to?