Spring Activities for Seniors
Spring has officially sprung! The change in temperature and the longer days allows for a change of pace and activities. This is a great time to enjoy the outdoors before it gets too hot and spend time with loved ones!
Read below for some senior-friendly activities you can do this spring season:
Get outside and enjoy nature
After being cooped up indoors all winter, it will feel great to get some fresh air and sunshine. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the weather, you may need to prepare for chilly winds or rain showers.
For older adults who aren’t mobile, simply sitting in a room with windows open or sitting on the porch is a comfortable way to enjoy nature. Other ways to enjoy nature include, walking around the neighborhood or in the park, eating a meal outside or taking a scenic drive
Decorate with a spring or Easter theme
It’s fun to mark the seasons with festive decorations. You can also make an activity out of it by making DIY decorations with family or friends.
Celebrate spring with a family gathering
Time spent with family and friends is a wonderful pastime during any season but take advantage of the change in season or holidays. Have a spring or Easter potluck lunch where everyone brings a dish to share.
Do some spring cleaning
Spring cleaning is a good excuse to freshen up your living space and get rid of unnecessary clutter. Turn this chore into a meaningful activity by going through keepsakes and old photos with family members, take some time to reminisce about special memories.
Attend local farmers markets
Visit the local farmer’s markets and check out the fresh produce and flowers. Bring home some fresh flowers to brighten your living space or cook a new recipe with the produce. Consider hosting a picnic to showcase your fresh finds from the local farmer’s market!
Feed the birds
Nothing says spring like the sound of birds chirping. Spend the day bird watching or get bird feeders to hang outside, drawing the birds to your front porch. Make it a hobby to learn more about your new visitors!