Spring is right around the corner and with it will come the rising temperatures. Getting a breath of fresh air is important, especially after a long winter Below are some great outdoor activities for seniors, no matter your level of physical capability. You can find one that suits the interests of you and your family and enjoy it!
Great Outdoor Activities for Seniors
Have a Picnic – If walking is a challenge or undesirable, having a picnic might be the perfect leisurely activity outdoors. And if the ground doesn’t sound doable, you can always bring folding chairs or find a picnic table. There are options and modifications that make a picnic easily doable for any age.
Head to the Zoo – The zoo doesn’t have to be an activity for just kids. There’s plenty of unique wildlife to stimulate the mind. This is also a place you can ask them about previous memories, or previous trips to the zoo. It may also be a way to start a conversation about travel, and when they saw certain animals in the wild.
Apple Picking – The local apple orchard might be a great place to bond with the senior in your life. There may be some level of physical activity, but it’s typically pretty limited. If that proves too much, time in the gift shop may be worth it. Pumpkin patches in the fall may also be worth the visit.
Farmer’s Markets – For those prizing healthy, natural eating, the farmer’s market can be an exhilarating way to spend the morning outside. The various booths and attractions can offer some stimulation.
Craft Shows – A craft show offers an excuse for some light exercise and plenty to look at for just about any demographic along the way. The art may offer some inspiration for your senior to try something new when they return home.
Fishing – There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting by the water with your fishing pole at the ready. It can be a great way to clear the mind and spend some time in nature.