Summer is a time of fun and enjoying the great outdoors for everyone. Many of us have lived with pandemic restrictions for the last year. Therefore, it’s no surprise that we’re keen to get out there and make the most of the season.
When we think about fun in the summer, we typically think of younger people out having the time of their lives, but that doesn’t mean that 55 plus senior living summer-lovers in St. Louis Park aren’t welcome. There are so many health benefits to spending time outside for people of all ages. Check out these great summer activities for seniors.
Gardening is one of the most fun summer activities for seniors and has been shown to be beneficial for both physical and mental health. It has the added bonus that the end result is beautiful flowers to look at or delicious fresh produce to eat.
Some assisted living facilities have their own gardens, where residents can plant vegetables or flowers. Even seniors who have limited mobility should be able to participate in this activity, especially with adapted tools and some assistance.
Outdoor Theatre or Cinema Around St. Louis Park
Many communities hold special summer events, such as outdoor theatre performances or cinema nights, and St. Louis Park is no exception. These kinds of events can be a really fun way to enjoy being outside in a relaxed way, while also watching a great performance.
You can pack a picnic, and maybe even include a bottle of bubbly, and make it an occasion to remember for everyone. Just don’t forget to bring blankets and extra layers for the cooler evening temperatures.
A Fishing Trip
Fishing may well be one of the best outdoor activities for seniors because it doesn’t require much exertion and can be very relaxing. It’s also a great opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family.
Many seniors prefer to take fishing trips early in the morning or during the evening when temperatures are not so warm. Fishing has many benefits, both for physical fitness, mental wellbeing, and stress relief, and you might even catch something delicious to cook for dinner!
Indoor Summer Activities
Not everywhere has reliably good weather all through the summer. So, it’s good to have some indoor activities planned to keep seniors entertained during the summer months.
Many local museums and other attractions have discounts for seniors and these kinds of places can make great days out with grandchildren. There are also often adult education classes available at community centers. These are a great way to keep the mind agile and engaged.
Summer Activities for Seniors in St. Louis Park
Everyone deserves some fun in the sun, and 55 plus seniors are no different. We hope that this list of summer activities for seniors has given you some ideas of fun things to do with the older people in your life.
If you’d like to explore assisted living or long-term care for yourself or a relative, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team now. We’d love to talk to you about how we provide care while promoting wellness and independence for our senior residents at our Sholom campuses.