Summers are a wonderful time for everyone, especially seniors. Even the elderly may be affected by the heat and high temperatures. It’s critical to remember that as we get older, our resistance to illnesses rises, and we should avoid certain summer activities to remain healthy. Try one or more of these five senior-friendly summer activities during the warmer months.
Stay Active and Cool
It’s difficult to be active all year in the heat and humidity. However, you do not have to let summer pass without being active. Swimming, water aerobics, chair tai chi, balloon volleyball, and other low-impact activities for seniors are just a few of the alternatives available this season.
Movies are an effective way to release negative feelings, which has been proven to aid in the prevention of depression. Film therapy also helps people with dementia relax. Residents suffering from dementia should be permitted to pick their favorite films, although a broad variety of genres is desirable. Our luxurious theater room offers movie nights hosted by Avanti Senior Living. The classics are always a big hit!
Plant a Garden
Gardening is a fantastic way to get some exercise while spending time outdoors. Horticulture has been linked to improved mental health and stress reduction. Plants also help to purify the air we breathe, making them ideal for those with breathing difficulties like COPD. If you have a green thumb, consider planting a vegetable or flower garden this summer.
Even the elderly may be affected by the heat and high temperatures. It’s critical to remember that as we get older, our resistance to illnesses rises, and we should avoid certain summer activities to remain healthy.
Enjoy a Cold Treat
Summer is a great time to enjoy one of America’s favorite desserts: ice cream! Ice cream may surprise you and help you stay hydrated while also providing extra nutritional benefits in the heat! Choose a low-fat, sugar-free brand if you’re attempting to lose weight or have diabetes.
Try Art Therapy
Art therapy may aid in the treatment of dementia and cognitive decline. Art has several advantages for older people, including the ability to communicate feelings and improve fine motor skills. Our art therapist collaborates one-on-one or in small groups to create artwork, drawings, and sculptures with our residents. Art therapy is an excellent way to spend your free time and stay out of the heat.
Avanti Senior Living at Flower Mound
Avanti Senior Living at Flower Mound has reinvented and revitalized senior living from the bottom up. You’ll notice a lot of activity, as well as our intense personal commitment to enable you to live your life on your terms while also providing security, independence, and choice. You’ll see that Avanti delivers cutting-edge amenities alongside timeless classics – all designed to nurture your well-being.
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 Flower Mound.