In Trenton, Florida, the weather is at its best during the fall months. For seniors, spending time outside is not just a way to enjoy the cool breeze and falling leaves. In fact, it is vital for seniors to be outside to engage in light exercise and socialization.
It is easy and fun to arrange outdoor activities for the seniors in your life. Before taking the senior outside, make sure they feel comfortable doing so. And for seniors with allergies, be prepared to give them some extra care.
At Ayers Health and Rehabilitation, we love to take advantage of the fall weather to bring our senior residents outside. Here are some of the fun outdoor activities we have for seniors:
Gardening is the perfect way for seniors to maintain and improve their flexibility and strength. Working with the tools and walking around gives them a natural source of light exercise. Plus, they will get to see the garden grow and feel a sense of accomplishment!
For another form of exercise, take a walk with your senior! The walk can be short or long, and at whatever speed they feel comfortable. Walks help maintain cardiovascular health, an essential part of a senior’s health. This activity is a great opportunity for seeing the neighborhood and socialization.
- Outdoor Music/Theatre
At our skilled nursing community, we take entertainment outside to make it even more enjoyable for the residents. Finding live entertainment isn’t always possible, so encouraging the seniors to put on their own shows and sing songs works too!
Picnics are a fun, sociable, and delicious opportunity for seniors to spend time outside. The meal can be simple and healthy snacks or something more elaborate. The fresh and cool fall air makes residents want to be outside all day. Additionally, picnic games add an entertaining twist.
Birdwatching can be a calming and therapeutic activity for seniors that have memory issues or mental health problems. Connecting with nature, especially during fall, can be a beautiful experience.
Our residents at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation love to participate in the outdoor festivities of fall that we have to offer! If you would like to see our activities firsthand, schedule a tour of our skilled nursing community in Trenton, Florida, today.