While it goes without saying that kids certainly eagerly look forward to summer break and all of the fun it entails, the summer season doesn’t need to lose its enjoyment as we grow older! At Absolute Companion Care, a dedicated provider of elder care in Phoenix, MD and surrounding communities, we delight in helping older adults enjoy life to the fullest, and have collected the list below of some of the best summer activities for seniors that are certain to result in fond memories for the entire family!
- The Great Outdoors: Nothing announces “summer” like the natural beauty to be discovered at every turn this time of year. Keep in mind the need to protect your senior loved one against heat-related complications by going out early or later in the day when the sun isn’t as strong, keeping plenty of water on hand, and making sure that the senior stays cool and comfortable in the shade. Then head out as a family to do a little fishing, gardening, take a dip in the pool, or even just unwind with a good book and some fresh summer fruit. Include the younger ones with some good old-fashioned fun: kite flying, watermelon seed spitting contests, catching lightning bugs in a jar. Encourage the older adult to reminisce about what he/she liked best about the summer season as a child, and recreate some of those experiences for the next generation!
- Keep It Cool: Organize some fun indoor outings for occasions when the temperatures soar. Indoor play centers are great fun, not just for children but for older adults to delight in seeing the young ones at play and engaging in conversations with family and friends. The complete family can also have fun taking in a play, visiting a museum or the library, or even just window shopping at the mall and sharing a meal together.
- Make a Difference: Perhaps nothing enhances a senior’s sense of purpose and self-worth more than volunteering for a cause that’s especially close to his or her heart. Decide together as a family on a charitable benefactor – the neighborhood pet rescue center, library, veterans’ center, homeless shelter – the sky’s the limit. Then find out how you can make a difference in the lives of others in your community.
For additional summer activities for seniors, call on the home care professionals at Absolute Companion Care. Our friendly and fully trained caregivers are readily available to ensure that seniors are able to stay actively engaged in the world around them, and to live life to the fullest. Providing elder care Phoenix, MD and families throughout the surrounding communities trust, Absolute Companion Care is here for you and your senior loved ones. Contact us any time at 410-357-9640 and let us know how we can help. Click here to view our full service area.