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Safe and Enjoyable Summer Activities for your Senior

ESL.Blog.2022-1 Summer Activities for Seniors

Summertime is almost here, and it is time to start thinking about the different ways to enjoy your upcoming summer months. Take advantage of the summer sun while it is out. It feels good to get outside, and social interaction has been shown to improve mental and physical well-being and even prolong your life. At Evergreen Senior Living in Normal, we believe in rediscovering the fun in life, and boy, do we have some exciting summer activities for you and your senior to participate in together.

Outdoor Summer Activities

Boosting that vitamin D can help fight anxiety and depression, enhances the immune system, and improves brain health! There are many safe outdoor activities you and your loved one can partake in together:

  • Watching the sunrise/sunset
  • Bird watching
  • Taking a nature walk
  • Going on a picnic
  • Gardening

Indoor Summer Activities

Summer days can sometimes get a little too hot outside. There is nothing wrong with staying inside on a hot summer day. There are still many activities to partake in that will benefit both physically and mentally.

  • Playing board games
  • Starting a new book
  • Doing yoga
  • Participating in a trivia tournament
  • Visiting a museum

Summer Holidays

These holidays are perfect for getting everyone together and participating in some holiday family traditions.

Fourth of July

  • Host a family cookout as you and your loved ones dress in red, white, and blue apparel
  • Watch a good old-fashioned parade - just find a comfortable place to sit
  • Save a great spot to watch fireworks
  • A baseball game is always a good time. Find some seats with shade and grab some hotdogs

Grandparents Day

  • Set up a scrapbook station where your children and senior can get creative
  • Start a new grandparent and grandchild tradition together
  • Cook your senior's favorite meal together
  • Have your children ask your senior for stories about their youth

We would love to show you how we involve our amazing residents in summer activities here at Evergreen Senior Living in Normal. Schedule a tour or give us a call if you have any questions!

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