As August unfolds, the last days of summer are upon us. Depending on where you live in the country, you might only have a month or two left of good weather — you’ll want to get out there and enjoy it! How are you going to take advantage of the rest of this warm, sunny season?
If there’s a beloved senior in your life, are you looking for enjoyable, safe, and senior-friendly summer activities to try before Old Man Winter returns? Fortunately, there’s still plenty of time for you and your loved one to enjoy the summer season. Read on to discover exciting things to do as the summer rolls on!
Outdoor Chair Yoga
Maintaining a regular fitness routine is critical to healthy ageing. Does your loved one ever engage in the stimulating and rewarding practice of chair yoga? Chair yoga is great for people of all ages because it contains mental and physical strengthening exercises as floor yoga. The only difference is that the poses have been slightly altered to accommodate sitting down for those who cannot stand up for long periods. Chair yoga is beneficial for people with arthritis, mobility issues, and any other type of body pain.
And since the weather is so lovely right now, why not do some chair yoga outside? All you need is a couple of comfortable chairs. Place the chairs under a big, shady tree, look up your favourite chair yoga workout video, and start moving! If you’re a die-hard yogi, feel free to bring your incense and meditation bells. Of course, make sure you and your family member are both dressed in comfortable, stretchy clothing.
A Walk Through The Park
There’s nothing quite like taking a stroll in the park when it’s luscious and green and full of people enjoying the gorgeous summer weather. It’s the best time of year to enjoy the beautiful birdsong in the trees and to breathe in that fresh, seasonal air.
Take your favourite senior for a nice jaunt in a community park. Be sure to dress appropriately in proper running shoes, sun hats, and breathable clothing. If they use a walker or a wheelchair, ensure that it’s in good shape and good to go. Slather on the sunscreen, pack a couple of water bottles, and start walking!
Lunch In The Garden
Treat your loved one to some refreshments in the garden this summer. Invite them over for tea, coffee, baked goods, and whatever your hearts desire on a sunny afternoon.
Help At Home
Regardless of what you choose to do, you might require an extra set of hands from a home health care provider. A professional Personal Support Worker (PSW) could help you organize summer activities for you and your loved one and ensure that everyone is safe, healthy and happy while doing them.
With only a few weeks left of this glorious season, get out there and enjoy it! By practicing chair yoga, going for a walk, and having an outdoor lunch, you and your senior loved one can take advantage of the best last days of summer together.