After cold months indoors, there’s no better way to shake off the winter blues than to spend more time enjoying the sunshine. The following senior-friendly activities will brighten moods and welcome positive changes.
Go For a Nature Walk
It can be relaxing to breathe in the spring air, feel the gentle breeze, and listen to the birds chirping. Early morning or late afternoon is an excellent time to enjoy a peaceful stroll, as the sun’s rays tend to be less glaring. Be sure to wear sunscreen and sunglasses to stay comfortable.
Watch The Birds
Birdwatching is a great hobby for seniors because it does not require physical activity to participate. Even though this is an activity gentle on the body, birdwatching provides cognitive stimulation in alertness and memory recall. It requires stillness and keen observation to spot the birds, classify them, and compare their differences.
Have a Picnic
Brunch hours are an excellent time to sit in the shade and enjoy a refreshing beverage with a good meal. Head to a shaded area with seats and a table, such as a patio area, to easily set items down. Pack easy-to-transport foods, such as sandwiches and whole fruit, and invite someone to share a meal. Picnics are an opportunity to bond with a friend or family member.
According to the Better Health Channel, gardening reduces stress, is a form of exercise, and improves overall strength and endurance. If gardening is unfamiliar, join one of the garden clubs at a Wesley Enhanced Living community to learn from others. It’s satisfying to watch greenery thrive from thoughtful nurturing.
Fall in Love with Spring Activities at Wesley Enhanced Living
At Wesley Enhanced Living, senior residents have a plethora of fun activities that they can choose to participate in – from arts and crafts, walking clubs, movie viewings, gardening, and more. Senior residents can make new friends while discovering their favorite hobbies.
Wesley Enhanced Living provides high-quality senior retirement communities for you or your loved ones. Contact one of our Philadelphia area locations and find out why our seniors love where they live. Our staff is happy to discuss your elder’s needs or your own and inform you of our range of services. Virtual tours are now available. Call us today for more information.