While kids certainly look forward to summer break and all of the fun it involves, summertime doesn’t have to lose its excitement as we age! New Hampton, NH caregivers at Live Free Home Health Care, providing the highest quality in home health care New Hampton offers. We love helping older adults enjoy life to the fullest, and have compiled the following list of some of the top activities for seniors that are guaranteed to make fond memories for the entire family!
- The Great Outdoors: Nothing says “summer” like the natural beauty found at every turn this time of year. Bear in mind the need to avoid heat-related complications by getting out early or late in the day when the sun isn’t as strong, keeping plenty of water on hand, and ensuring the senior stays cool and comfortable in the shade. Then venture out together to do a little fishing, plant some flowers or vegetables, take a dip in the pool, or even just relax with a good book and some fresh summer fruit. Include the kids with some good old-fashioned activities: fly a kite, have a watermelon seed spitting contest, catch fireflies in a jar. Encourage the senior to reminisce about what he or she liked best about summertime as a child, and recreate some of those experiences for the next generation!
- Keep It Cool: Plan some fun indoor outings for days when the temperatures soar. Indoor play centers are great fun, not only for kids but for seniors to enjoy seeing the children at play and engaging in conversations with family and friends. The whole family can also enjoy 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 near and dear to his or her heart. Decide together as a family on a charitable benefactor – the local pet shelter, library, veterans’ center, nursing home – the sky’s the limit. Then see how you can make a difference in the lives of those in your community.
For more summertime activities for seniors, contact the home care professionals at Live Free Home Health Care. Our friendly and fully trained caregivers are on hand to ensure that older adults are able to remain actively engaged in the world around them, and to enjoy life to the fullest. New Hampton, NH caregivers at Live Free Home Health provide the in home health care families trust for senior loved ones. Contact us any time at 603-217-0149 and let us know how we can help.