Summers are a great time for everyone, especially seniors. Even the elderly may be affected by the heat and high temperatures. It’s vital to remember that as we get older, our resistance to illnesses increases, and we should avoid certain summer activities to stay healthy. During the warmer months, try one or more of these five senior-friendly summer activities.
Stay Active and Cool
It’s tough to be active all year in the heat and humidity. However, you don’t have to let summer become a fitness disappointment. Swimming, water aerobics, chair tai chi, balloon volleyball, and other low-impact activities for seniors are just a few of the choices available this season.
Movies provide a form of emotional release, which has been found to aid in the prevention of depression. Film therapy also allows those suffering from dementia to relax. Residents with dementia should be allowed to choose their favorite films, although a wide range of genres is desirable. Avanti Senior Living provides movie nights in our elegant theater room. The classics, musicals, and comedies are among our residents’ favorites.
Plant a Garden
Gardening is a wonderful method to get some exercise while still spending time outdoors. Horticulture has been linked to increased mental health and stress reduction. Plants also assist in the purification of the air we breathe, making them ideal for individuals with respiratory problems such as COPD. Consider planting a vegetable or flower garden this summer if you have a green thumb.
Enjoy a Cold Treat
Summer is a great time to enjoy one of America’s favorite foods: ice cream! Ice cream surprisingly can help you stay hydrated and provide additional nutritional advantages in the heat! If you’re trying to lose weight or have diabetes, pick a low-fat, sugar-free brand.
Even the elderly may be affected by the heat and high temperatures. It’s vital to remember that as we get older, our resistance to illnesses increases, and we should avoid certain summer activities to stay healthy.
Try Art Therapy
Art therapy may assist improve cognition in the elderly and those with dementia. Art has several advantages for older people, including expressing feelings and improving fine motor skills. Our art therapist works one-on-one or in small groups to create paintings, drawings, and sculptures with our residents. Art therapy is an excellent way to spend your afternoons and beat the heat.
Avanti Senior Living at Covington
Avanti Senior Living at Covington has reinvented and revitalized senior living from the bottom up. You’ll notice a lot of activity, as well as our strong personal dedication to allow you to live your life on your terms while also providing security, independence, and choice. You’ll see that Avanti provides cutting-edge amenities, along with traditional comforts, because we know that it’s not one size fits all. Our goal is to provide you with a retirement lifestyle so active and fulfilling that it feels like vacation living every day!
We hope you enjoy trying some of these fun summer activities for seniors! If you’re looking for an assisted living community that offers a wide variety of activities and amenities, we invite you to schedule a tour at Avanti Senior Living at Covington.