With the weather getting warmer, your elderly loved one can now spend more time outside. They won’t have to worry about it getting too cold. As long as you or a senior care provider reminds your loved one to wear sunscreen and to stay hydrated, they can enjoy their time outside more, as well. There are some fun outdoor activities for senior citizens that you and senior care providers can do with your loved one. Keep reading here to find some ideas that your elderly loved one might enjoy.
There are so many different types of gardens that your elderly loved one could grow. There are also so many different things that your loved one could grow in their gardens. Some of the ideas they may enjoy include the following:
- Perennial plants
- Annual plants
You or a senior care provider can even ask your elderly loved one what they would like to plant, Once the garden is started, your elderly loved one can weed the garden, water the plants, and enjoy the things that grow in their garden.
Another outdoor activity that many elderly people seem to enjoy is bird watching. If your elderly loved one is often commenting on the birds they see at the park or in their yard, this may be the right activity for them. You could even get your elderly loved one binoculars to enhance their bird-watching experience. At times, you may even want to take your elderly loved one on a bird-watching trip.
Walking and Hiking
If your elderly loved one doesn’t like to stay at home, you can go with them on walks. There are likely many places not to far from where your elderly loved one lives that they can walk. You can even download hiking and walking apps for your elderly loved one. The hiking apps will usually allow you to put in an address. Then, the app will show a list or a map of trails within a certain distance from that address. This could be a great way for your elderly loved one to explore new places. The senior care providers that your elderly loved one has may even be able to go on hikes with them.
These are some of the fun outdoor activities for senior citizens. You should share these ideas with your elderly loved one to see which ideas they might like. Once they choose an activity, you or one of their senior care providers can participate in the activity with them or they can do it on their own.
If you or an aging loved-one is considering Senior Care in Key Biscayne, FL please contact the caring staff at Elite Care At Home today at (305) 231-0555.
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