If you plan to retire soon, you should prepare yourself for the most active retirement possible. Remaining active in your later years can improve health and provide opportunities for socializing.
Going outside for some fresh air in the summer is a wonderful way for seniors and their caregivers to spend time together. Introducing summer activities into the mix creates an engaging opportunity for recreation.
Northfield activities can help seniors engage in productive, fun summer events to stay active and live the life in retirement that they want. Reach out to a specialist today to learn more about how Northfield may be the right independent living facility for you or a loved one by calling 844.334.1490.
Summer Activities for Older Adults
There is a broad range of activities available to keep the mind and body active and strong, including:
Walking is a simple but sweet activity that seniors can enjoy during the summertime. If you have a chronic condition or physical ailment that prevents you from walking long distances, a short walk around the neighborhood can still provide you with a stimulating experience outdoors.
For more adventurous seniors, hikes and jogs can be an exciting chance to get some exercise. Many senior living facilities organize community walks, jogs, and hikes to ensure that their residents have easy access to outdoor activities.
Exercising isn’t the only reason to go outdoors for your recreational time. Bird watching is one passive way people can enjoy the outdoors and take in nature. Some seniors enjoy learning about the different types of birds living in their area, then feeding and observing birds that they encounter. This can be a calming activity that allows seniors to socialize and reflect on their day.
Bird watching may not be the most exciting activity, but sometimes excitement isn’t the goal. This exercise is soothing and therapeutic, and it also allows you to reconnect with your natural environment. If you live in a senior living community like Northfield, you can engage in group bird watching events, giving you the chance to start partaking in this enjoyable hobby.
Creating crafts is a great way for seniors to stay busy, so why not do it outdoors? If you are a senior who likes expressing your artistic side, the outdoor arts and crafts activities common at senior living facilities will give you a fun outlet for your creativity. Outdoor craft shows are also a unique event that can keep you engaged during a nice day out in the sun.
Enjoying a meal outside is a classic way to enjoy the outdoors. Planning a picnic with some of your community members and the staff at your senior living facility is one of many great summer activities for older adults. If you have cooking skills, you may be able to prepare some meals for your friends in advance, resulting in a fun time sharing your favorite flavors.
If you’re physically fit enough to do so, you can also enjoy a bike ride in the summertime. If you aren’t interested in riding at high speeds, there are always trails and local parks for you to ride through. Find an area that fits your interest and plans a ride with some of your friends. You’ll get some exercise and bring more nature into your daily life.
The world has many beautiful sights to capture, so why not carry a camera with you at all times? Really, most people have a camera on them with their cellphones, and you can use yours to take photos of your surroundings. Photography can be a fun way to capture interesting moments or beautiful landscapes. Use your phone, or if you can, invest in a professional camera and lens that can be used to take high-definition photos.
You can share these photos with your friends and family, creating an exciting opportunity to share with them the things that are going on in your life. If you want to take this hobby a step further, you can also pick up photo editing. With a moderately powerful computer, you can boost the aesthetic appeal of your photos and make them more appealing to the people you show them to.
Enjoy Outdoor Activities At Northfield
Northfield is a senior living community that arranges a variety of outdoor activities for its residents. If you are interested in living an active lifestyle in your later years, our facility is perfect for you. Northfield activities are designed to be engaging, and our staff is trained to accommodate the needs of seniors like you.
To learn more about our facilities, please call 844.334.1490.