Summer brings sunny weather and the longest days of the year. What can a senior do with all those extra hours on a beautiful day? These summer activities for seniors will get you off to a great start.
Summer Activities for Seniors
Who doesn’t love the summertime? The extra sunshine and pleasant weather make everybody want to get off the couch and make the most of a beautiful day. But what kinds of activities do seniors look forward to in the summer? If you’re looking for ideas on how to spend your leisure time, these summer activities for seniors might provide the inspiration you need.
Plan a Picnic
Summer is a great time to catch up with those friends you may not see as often in the colder months. Why not do it outdoors? Stop by a deli for some favorite treats and meet your friends at the park, or keep it simple and invite them to join you on a patio for snacks and a coffee. The fresh air and sunshine will make it a memorable time, no matter what you eat or who you meet up with.
Go for a Swim
Swimming is a classic summer activity, and it’s also one of the best exercises a senior can participate in. It’s low-impact, easy on your joints, and a lot of fun. You can take advantage of the summer by looking for opportunities to swim at a community center. If breaking a sweat isn’t your goal, you can dip your toes in the water and enjoy the natural beauty at a nearby lake.
Did you know that the bird species you can spot when you’re birdwatching vary depending on the season? Summer is a great time to spot backyard birds building nests and migratory birds who make their homes in Kansas during the warm months of the year. You can keep track of the birds you see with a notebook or use an app on your smartphone. Grab some binoculars and head outdoors, or just put a bird feeder in your window and see who shows up for lunch.
It’s summer, and the world is in bloom, so there’s no better time to tend a garden than now. There are all kinds of ways that gardening can be adapted to seniors with different ability levels, so everyone can enjoy a beautiful day outdoors helping something grow. If gardening on your own doesn’t sound appealing, check out a community garden and make some new friends over a raised bed or two.
Try a Summer Book Club
Spending time outside can be lovely in the summer, but sometimes it’s hot enough that you need an activity that’s also feasible and enjoyable in air conditioning. If you’re looking for something fun to do that will keep you safely indoors, why not try a summer book club? You can catch up on the latest classics and discuss them with your friends over an icy drink. You never know when you’ll find your new favorite series to read!
Are you a senior that likes to stay busy in the summer? Summer activities for seniors are one of the many things we offer for our residents at The Piper. If you’re seeking a community that supports active seniors, look no further.
Are you looking for an assisted living, memory care, or physician-directed nursing community in Kansas City? Check out The Piper. Our team of experienced and compassionate professionals ensures that residents feel secure and comfortable right away. At our warm and welcoming community, which is truly a “home within a home,” we foster social interaction, engagement, and the right amount of care. Our residents always come first. To learn more about our services or to schedule a tour, please give us a call at 913-361-5136 or contact us online.