Summer is a wonderful time for people of all ages. Even the elderly may be affected by the heat and high temperatures. It’s critical to keep in mind that as we grow older, we become more susceptible to illnesses and should avoid certain summer activities to stay healthy. Try one or more of these five summer activities for seniors during the warmer months!
Stay Active and Cool
It’s difficult to be active all year when the heat and humidity are high. However, you don’t have to allow summer to become an exercise disappointment. Swimming, water aerobics, chair tai chi, balloon volleyball, and other low-impact activities for seniors are just a few of the options available this season.
Movies provide a form of emotional release and may help to maintain depression at bay. Film therapy also allows people suffering from dementia to unwind. Residents with dementia should be permitted to select their favorite movies, although a variety of genres is desirable. Avanti Senior Living offers movie nights in our beautifully appointed theater area. Among our residents’ favorite genres are the classics, musicals, and comedies.
Plant a Garden
Gardening is a great way to get some exercise while enjoying the outdoors. Research indicates that horticulture can improve mental health and relieve stress. Plants also help to purify the air we breathe, making them ideal for people with respiratory issues such as COPD. If you have a green thumb, consider starting a vegetable or flower garden this summer.
It’s critical to keep in mind that as we grow older, we become more susceptible to illnesses and should avoid certain summer activities to stay healthy.
Enjoy a Cold Treat
This summer, enjoy one of America’s favorite desserts: ice cream! Surprisingly, ice cream can help you stay hydrated in the hot sun and offer other nutritional benefits as well! Just be sure to choose a low-fat, sugar-free option if you’re watching your waistline or have diabetes.
Try Art Therapy
Art therapy can help stimulate the intellect in seniors and those with dementia. Art has a variety of advantages for older persons, including communicating emotions and strengthening fine motor skills. Our art therapist works with residents one-on-one or in small groups to create paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Art therapy is a great way to spend a summer afternoon!
Avanti Senior Living at Augusta Pines
From the bottom up, Avanti Senior Living at Augusta Pines has reinvented and renewed senior living. You’ll notice a lot of activity as well as our strong individual commitment to allow you to live your life on your terms while providing security, independence, and choice in addition to stunning design. You’ll see that Avanti offers cutting-edge amenities, outstanding services, and dynamic social activities to make sure that every day here is filled with pleasure, opportunity, and new friends.
We hope you enjoy trying some of these fun summer activities for seniors! If you’re looking for an assisted living community in Spring that offers a wide variety of activities and amenities, we invite you to schedule a tour at Avanti Senior Living at Augusta Pines.