8 Ways for Seniors to Safely Enjoy Spring
Spring weather beckons to young and old alike, encouraging everyone to partake in outdoor activities they love most. There are countless ways seniors can enjoy springtime to the fullest, and at Beverly Hills Carmel, we encourage seniors to find new activities to participate in! Here are a few to try.
Activities for Seniors
Golfing. If you’re into golf, spring is the perfect time of year for playing a few rounds. A relaxing game of golf in the fresh air and sunshine is a great way to welcome the season.
Nature Walks. Walking is an excellent way to stay in shape as you get older. Nature walks give you the added pleasure of enjoying beautiful surroundings and warm weather while staying fit.
Bicycling. For more brisk exercise, try biking. It’s easy on your joints, good for all ages and loads of fun, especially when you invite friends along.
Go Fishing. If you live close to a lake, pond or even the ocean, fishing can provide you with hours of peace and relaxation in the fresh air and sunshine. Bring a buddy along to keep you company and share the fun.
Tour the City. Spring’s warm temperatures and balmy breezes make it an excellent time to tour your city and explore cultural and historical sites. You never know what treasures you may find.
Plan a Picnic. Gather family and friends and plan a picnic at your local park or beach. What better way to welcome spring than enjoying a delicious meal with family and friends in the great outdoors.
Partake in Community Events. Many cities organize special events for spring like music festivals, art shows, county fairs, flea markets and more. Find events that interest you and join in the fun. It’s a great way to socialize with friends and make new ones.
Dine Out. Celebrate life by dining out at a favorite restaurant or sidewalk café. The lovely weather of spring is conducive to outdoor dining, so indulge on occasion for personal joy and satisfaction.
Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors
The mild weather of spring makes it easy to get the exercise, fresh air, and sunshine you need to stay healthy and strong. The sun is a good source of Vitamin D which enhances brain function and helps build strong muscles and bones. There’s nothing like fresh air and sunshine to boost your spirits as well, giving you a more positive outlook on life.
Outdoor Safety Tips
Although it’s good to get out more in spring, don't forget to take precautions against sunburn, accidents and fatigue. Wearing protective clothing and sunscreen will safeguard you against the sun. It's also safer to participate in outdoor group activities as opposed to going out on your own. Eat healthy, stay hydrated and don't overdo it, so you can enjoy spring to the fullest without taxing your health.
At Beverly Hills Carmel, seniors can enjoy the comfort, security and beauty of living in a luxury retirement/assisted living community all year round. Call us at 310-278-9720 to schedule a tour of our lovely facilities today.