6 Springtime Activities for Seniors
The National Institute of Health’s study demonstrates the healing properties of the sun and going outdoors. They found that participants who suffered from depression experienced increased positive cognitive function with exposure to the sun. With spring in full bloom, now is the perfect time for seniors to step out of their homes and enjoy nature. Our At Home Healthcare team wants you and your loved one to enjoy this season, so here are some activities you can do with the seniors in your life.
6 Fun Activities You Can Do Now
1.Visit Local Park or Nature Trail – Parks offer seniors the chance to relax outdoors and enjoy their surroundings. Local parks attract individuals of all ages. If your loved one feels more adventurous, many nature trails are easy to walk and can present opportunities for bird watching and appreciating the blooming foliage.
2.Garden – Gardening offers seniors a reason to engage with nature. Studies show that gardening for 2.5 hours a week can help seniors reduce the risk of health issues. For example, seniors can grow herbs and vegetables, which they can use later. Not only does this activity have a calming effect, but it also allows seniors to experience the fruits of their labor.
3.Visit Local Farmer’s Market – If gardening does not appeal to you, you can go to your local farmer’s market to shop for fresh fruits and vegetables. It is also a great place to socialize and enjoy warmer weather.
4.Go Fishing – Many individuals take advantage of spring and the school of fish that emerge. If you live near a body of water, you can engage with nature with minimal physical exertion.
5.Be a Tourist – If you live in a city, you can explore your environment. Take an open-air bus or visit a historic area.
6.Go on a Picnic – Pack your favorite meal and head to the nearest park, lake, or even your backyard. Enjoy a game of cards, a good book, or some quality time with your loved one out in the open air.
If your many responsibilities limit the time you can spend with your elderly loved one, At Home Support can help. Our caregivers accompany patients during outdoor activities. We offer you a peace of mind and relief, knowing your loved one is being well cared for. Call today to request care.