Summertime is a great time to get out and enjoy the warm weather. However, the elderly often find themselves spending more time indoors as they age. If you’re looking for ways to help your elderly loved ones enjoy their summer, here are a few fun activities to try:
Stay Active and Cool
It’s difficult to be active all year in the heat and humidity. Summer, on the other hand, is a great time to get outside and enjoy nature. Swimming, water aerobics, chair tai chi, balloon volleyball, and other low-impact activities for seniors are just a few of the options available this summer.
Movies have been shown to help individuals with depressive thoughts. Film therapy may also aid in the relaxation of persons with dementia. Residents suffering from dementia should be permitted to select their own favorite movies, although a wide range of genres is ideal. Movie nights are regularly a huge success at Avanti Senior Living’s
luxurious theater room. The classics are consistently popular, as well as movies with a nostalgic theme.
Plant a Garden
Gardening is a calming activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. The physical and mental benefits of gardening are well documented. It has also been shown to improve social interactions and reduce stress levels. If you or your loved one doesn’t have a green thumb, succulents and cacti are easy to take care of and make for beautiful home décor.
Enjoy a Cold Treat
Ice cream is a delicious treat that is enjoyed all across the United States during the summer. Ice cream may surprise you and help you stay hydrated while also providing extra nutritional benefits in the heat! If you’re trying to lose weight or have diabetes, pick a low-fat, sugar-free brand.
Summertime is a great time to get out and enjoy the warm weather. However, the elderly often find themselves spending more time indoors as they age.
Try Art Therapy
Art therapy may help with dementia and cognitive deterioration. Art has several advantages over other methods of communication for older people, including the capacity to express emotions and improve fine motor skills. Our residents’ art therapist works one-on-one or in small groups to create artwork, drawings, and sculptures with them. Art therapy is a fantastic way to spend your summer while reaping the benefits of a creative outlet.
Avanti Senior Living at Lafayette
Avanti Senior Living at Lafayette has rethought and reconstructed senior living from the bottom up. You’ll notice a lot of activity, as well as our genuine personal commitment to allow you to live your life on your own terms while also providing security, independence, and choice. Avanti provides cutting-edge services alongside timeless classics — all intended to make life here fun, easy, and worry-free.
We hope you enjoy trying some of these fun summer activities for seniors! If you’re looking for an assisted living community that offers a wide variety of activities and amenities, we invite you to schedule a tour at Avanti Senior Living at Lafayette.