Summer is just around the corner. And it opens up a lot of opportunities for seniors to do something new, something exciting, and some things one can only do during the summer. Summer brings in a lot of sunshine, blue skies, and fresh breezes. What are the activities seniors can do this summer?
Enjoy Cool Treats
Summer isn’t wholly summer without ice cream, don’t you agree? Its soft texture is perfect for seniors who can’t chew hard food. And its cold temperature allows you to cool off during the extreme heat of summer. Besides, ice cream is a good source of energy during the lazy days of summer. It has sugars, protein, calcium, and carbohydrates.
Aside from ice cream, you can try different cold treats perfect for the summer heat.
- Popsicles– popsicle is a very versatile treat you can make on your own. It can be based on fruit, like a strawberry popsicle or a blueberry one. Or maybe, mix summer fruits like mango and raspberry! Hmmm, yummy and delicious!
- Sorbet – have you heard of the dessert called sorbet? Like the popsicle, sorbet is very versatile and easy to make! Plus, you can incorporate a lot of different flavors, including your summer favorites!
- Milkshakes – If you don’t love milkshakes (or at least like them enough to enjoy them), you’re missing out on a lot in life. And if you don’t like them during summer, you’re not getting the most out of this season!
- Slushies – There’s no limit to what you can do with the many seasonal fruits abundant during the summer. You can transform these deliciously sweet and refreshing fruits into many different cool treats, including slushies!
Join a Book Club
Let’s face it, seniors can’t do the very physically exciting activities others do during the summer. But no one and nothing can stop anyone from doing mentally exciting and stimulating activities.
Reading in itself offers a lot of benefits to seniors. It fights off cognitive decline, strengthens your vocabulary, and sharpens the mind in general. Plus, it can be entertaining (it depends on what books you read).
How do you better improve your general reading experience? How about joining a book club! It enhances the experience by allowing you to socialize and develop interpersonal relationships. Did you know, socialization is also an effective method of keeping mental deterioration at bay?
Additionally, a book club lets you discuss your views on a book with others who are interested. The different perspectives and opinions you’ll hear will make the experience more immersive and enlightening. To those who value reading, socializing, developing friendships, and rigorous analysis of their thoughts, joining a book club is a perfect choice this summer!
Learn New Healthy Recipes
During the year’s cold months, most of the available foods consist of meats or processed products. But in the warmer months, fresh produce is in abundance! Summer is the perfect time to learn new healthy recipes!
You have a lot of options. Here’s a list of fruits and vegetables available during the summer, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
- Bell peppers
- Green beans
- Herbs (perfect for seasoning!)
- Honeydew melons
- Lima beans
- Summer squash
This list is not complete yet, but you can already do a lot with these fresh produce products! If you can’t do the groceries on your own or need help preparing meals, Infinite Love Homecare offers meal preparation assistance in the Orange County, California, area!
Enjoy the Outdoors from Time to Time
During the summer, the skies are clear, the sun shines bright, and the wind breezes. It is an excellent season to go outdoors occasionally. And we sometimes say because too much of the hot sunlight can be problematic rather than enjoyable.
Here are good opportunities to enjoy the outdoors during summer:
- Bird watching under the shade of a tree
- Morning or evening walk (be sure to bring a bottle of water to remain hydrated)
We understand that there are seniors who enjoy the outdoors but have trouble with transportation. If this is you, contact Infinite Love Homecare. Our compassionate caregivers are trained to assist in mobility or transportation services.
Pursue New Hobbies
You can pursue new hobbies and interests no matter how old you become. Hobbies are known to provide valuable mental, physical, and emotional health benefits. people with hobbies are observed to lower stress, low moods, and depression.
Your hobby can be anything you find remotely interesting. We’ve already discussed a few activities you can do as a hobby. Additionally, you can try more athletic activities like swimming or Zumba, or perhaps try pursuing creative hobbies that involve arts and crafts. Maybe you can dabble in music. Did you know that music helps in maintaining cognitive health? It doesn’t matter if you play an instrument, sing, compose or enjoy listening to it.
No matter what you pursue, it will improve the quality of your life if you’re interested in it. It can be your next secret to healthy aging.
Have a Great Summer with Infinite Love Homecare
Living a comfortable life as a senior presents its challenges. Infinite Love Homecare is dedicated to helping seniors in Orange County, California, overcome those challenges. That is why we offer a wide variety of services for seniors in their own homes – at very affordable prices.
Whatever you need, we are here for you. Call us at (949) 529-4130 or send us a message through our Contact Us page. If you need details on what our services are, see our Services webpage. We also offer free consultations to help you get the best healthcare services right in the comfort of your own home.