Spring has arrived. There’s just something about the fresh air, flowers blooming, and birds singing that’s refreshing to the soul.
Most of us have just spent the winter cooped up inside, so the prospect of getting out and soaking up the sun and breathing in the fresh spring air is delightful. Studies have shown getting outdoors is good for you all around, so let’s dive into some ways to get out and enjoy this beautiful season.
Springtime Activities for Seniors
Studies have shown that taking part in fun springtime activities aids cognitive function and contributes to overall happiness. Even those with limited mobility will benefit from being outdoors this time of year.
1. Take a hike.
Local parks usually feature beautiful nature trails that cater to all skill levels. Most are even wheelchair accessible. Just be sure to do a little research before you go to find the best trails to fit your activity level.
2. Take your dining outside.
Whether this is enjoying your lunch on the porch at home or finding a restaurant that offer outdoor seating, enjoying a meal outdoors is great for a fresh perspective and a peaceful dining experience.
3. Explore local attractions.
Find interesting landmarks near you that you may have never noticed before. Historical sites, museums, and special springtime events and festivals are a great way to get out and enjoy your town this spring.
4. Go bird watching.
Even if you’ve never done it before, it’s a relaxing and intriguing hobby that you just might grow to love. You never know what rare bird you might see or how much you’ll learn about each bird type.
5. Plant something.
Growing a small herb garden can be done either indoors or out. Even the smallest garden can provide hours of gardening fun as well as a fresh and healthy addition to a variety of dishes. Maybe you’d even like to grow plants like chamomile to brew your favorite tea.
6. Support your local farmers.
Visiting the local farmers market is a great way to get fresh air, stock up on locally-grown fruits and vegetables, and enjoy delectable treats from local vendors.
7. Come visit us.
If you’ve been exploring your options for a friendly, welcoming assisted living community, now is a great time to visit. You can take a tour and see just how luxurious senior living can be. Click here to contact us and set up an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!