With spring in full bloom it’s time to get outside again! Spring is a time of renewal, the birds chirping and the sun shining does wonders for the senior soul.
The season of spring is a favorite for many seniors because now they can get outside after being cooped up indoors all winter. Breathing in the fresh spring air and finally feeling the warmth of the sun while soaking up Vitamin D is a sure remedy to rejuvenate the soul and enhance the quality of life.
Senior Activities for Spring
Taking part in fun springtime activities can help in improving cognitive function and increase your mood. If mobility is a problem then choose venues that are handicap and wheelchair accessible.
Choose from an array of fun springtime activities:
1. Go for Nature Walks:
Going for a walk in nature is good for a positive mindset. It gets the body moving and breathing fresh air. You can even use it as a time to visit landmarks and local parks. Doing research ahead of time is smart to find the best destination and if it’s a good choice for accessibility.
2. Picnic Outside:
Sharing memories outside at a park or the beach with a picnic is a good way to bring family and friends together. Good company and food in nature is a recipe for success. Satisfy your palate and take time for some quality bonding.
3. Be a Tourist in your own City:
Explore parts of your city that you’ve never seen before, such as local landmarks, historical sites, or sporting events. Learning new things about where you live can create a sense of wonder.
4. Go Fishing:
Discover new fishing spots by venturing to a local pier or bridge over a creek or river. This can be a fun shared activity for the family or one to do alone.
5. Get Cultured:
Go see a show, whether it’s at your local theater or going to the ballet. Make it fun by getting dressed up and enjoy the evening adding some culture to your life.
6. Build a Bird Feeder:
Creating a bird feeder in your yard can provide an opportune time for beautiful visuals, entertainment, and springtime bird chirping signals. Add a little fun to it and try creating your own bird feeder to attract blue jays and hummingbirds.
7. Start Cleaning:
Spring is the biggest time of the year for people to start decluttering their lives. The clutter and dust starts to become visible as the sun now shines through the windows. Spring cleaning is healthy to create a comfortable ambiance in the home. Add to your home with spring flowers and wreaths to freshen up the place.
8. Make an Herb Garden:
Creating an herb garden will bring the peace of gardening. Also, it will add a healthy zest to your favorite dishes by including your favorite herbs.
9. Attend a Farmers Market:
There’s nothing like fresh fruits, vegetables and local arts and crafts to inspire elders. Getting out into the fresh air with other adults, children and often pets is also beneficial for seniors. It might be fun to choose a recipe before the outing to help inspire the palette with organic food as you peruse the market.
Fairmont Grand Senior Living Community in Rapid City, SD
Fairmont Grand is a resident centered senior living and memory care facility in Rapid City, SD. Our goal is to create an environment where resident well-being is at the heart of everything we do.
Our wide range of services are designed to meet you or your loved one’s daily needs. We offer restaurant style dining options, a variety of physical activities, and give residents the opportunity to live as independently as possible.
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