As we age, it’s important to keep our minds active and challenged. One way to do that is by participating in fun activities during the summer months. However, seniors may be affected by humidity and high temperatures and can be more susceptible to illnesses. So it’s important for seniors to take precautions during the summer months. There are many fun activities that seniors can enjoy during the summer months.
Stay Active and Cool
It’s tough to be active in the heat and humidity all year. Summer, on the other hand, is a great opportunity to get outside and appreciate nature. Swimming, water aerobics, chair tai chi, balloon volleyball, and other low-impact senior sports are just a few of the activities that can be found this summer.
The use of movies in the treatment of depressive disorders has been proved to be beneficial. Film therapy may also help with the relaxation of persons with dementia, and it might assist with this process. Residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease should have access to their favorite films, although a wide range of genres is best. Almost every movie night at Avanti Senior Living features a different film, and we’ve found that residents enjoy musicals,
comedies, and the classics.
Plant a Garden
Gardening is a simple pastime that everyone can do. The health and psychological benefits of gardening are well-known. It’s been proved to enhance social interactions and stress levels as well. Succulents and cacti are simple to grow, look after, and show off as beautiful home décor if you or your loved one don’t have a green thumb.
Enjoy a Cold Treat
Ice cream is a popular summertime pleasure that people all around the world enjoy. Ice cream may come as a surprise and help you stay hydrated while also providing nutritional value during this time of year! If you’re trying to shed weight or manage diabetes, stick with low-fat, sugar-free ice cream.
It’s important for seniors to take precautions during the summer months. There are many fun activities that seniors can enjoy during the summer months.
Try Art Therapy
Art therapy may assist with dementia and cognitive decline. Art has several advantages over other forms of communication for older people, including the capacity to convey emotions and improve fine motor skills. Our residents’ art therapist works one-on-one or in small groups to create artwork, sketches, and sculptures as part of their treatment. It’s a great way to spend a summer afternoon!
Avanti Senior Living at Vision Park
Avanti Senior Living at Vision Park has built, from the ground up, a new paradigm for senior living. You’ll see that there’s a lot of activity going on here, as well as our genuine individual attention to allowing you to live your life on your own terms while also ensuring safety, independence, and choice. Avanti promotes an active, social, and engaging lifestyle. Our state-of-the-art amenities include a full-service salon, aromatherapy, art classes, and more. We also have an on-site wellness center and offer a variety of fitness classes.
We hope you enjoy trying some of these fun summer activities for seniors! If you’re looking for an assisted living community that offers a wide variety of activities and amenities, we invite you to schedule a tour at Avanti Senior Living at Vision Park.