Five Fun Outdoor Activities for Seniors This Summer

July 7th, 2016

We all enjoy engaging in fun summer activities, and seniors are no exception. Of course, heading outdoors with a parent who may require special food or medicines takes a little planning.

Five Summer Activities for Seniors

Here we’ve outlined five activities the whole family can enjoy together.

1. Take a walk.
Walking is a wonderful way to engage the senses, whether listening to early morning birdcalls, taking in the sights of a farmer’s market, or savoring the cool air inside the mall. It also provides great exercise for all fitness levels since distance and pace can easily be adjusted—just make sure Grandma or Grandpa has sturdy footwear to stay safe and comfortable.

2. Plan a fishing trip.
With peak time in the quiet, early morning hours, fishing offers a peaceful way to enjoy the outdoors. It can also instill a sense of accomplishment for a senior citizen to reel in a catch.

3. Host a picnic.
Enjoying a meal al fresco is a pleasure on its own, but packing a kite or bocce set adds another element of fun. If your loved one has a condition that requires they stay close to home, you can always hold the picnic in your own backyard.

4. See a movie with the grandkids.
When summer’s heat is at its peak, seek refuge in the air conditioning of your local movie theatre. Select a family-friendly flick that all generations can enjoy. Afterward, go for ice cream or another treat and invite your children and parent to recount their favorite movie moments.

5. Catch a baseball game.
From the crack of the bat to the aroma of popcorn, a baseball game brings many nostalgic sounds, smells, and sights. It also provides built-in comforts, such as seating and bathroom access. Don’t feel limited to professional league games: grandparents will relish the opportunity to root on their grandkids during a game of softball.

For more information about how BrightStar Care can help you or a loved one, contact the BrightStar Care nearest you.

Helpful Resources