Spring Activities for the Elderly

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When springtime comes, it isn't just the chronologically young who get spring fever. The elderly, who can be downright young at heart, also want and need to go outside and enjoy the warmth, sunshine and amazing scents that spring heralds in for all of us to enjoy. The elderly have a large array of choices for activities that will whisk them into the great outdoors.

Gardening

Painting

  • Taking the time to observe nature and try to capture it is a pursuit that elderly citizens can enjoy. It is a great opportunity to immerse themselves in nature, enjoying a quiet afternoon while taking in all of the fragrances that accompany the season, and creating something beautiful.

Kite Flying

  • Kite flying isn't just for kids. This lighthearted activity is wonderful for groups of friends, and it combines getting basic walking exercise with an exhilarating experience that rekindles thoughts of youth.

Bicycling

  • Bicycles are made for all abilities and comfort levels. If a senior citizen would like to ride a bicycle, there is most assuredly a bicycle that will fit their needs. Pedaling leisurely on a spring day is a perfect way for elderly individuals to get in their exercise and keep in touch with what is happening in their neighborhood and community.

Taking the Grandkids or Neighbor Kids to the Park

  • Children in springtime can be an inspiration for anyone. When the elderly are able to engage with the inquiring and nonstop minds of children, as well as to try to keep up with their activity levels, it can make for a fun time for everyone. Pushing the children on swings and swinging on their own, the park and playground is timeless and meant for people of all ages to enjoy.

Hitting the Links or Driving Range

  • Golf is a soothing way to get out into the great outdoors on a spring day for the elderly who have access to a golf course. It's a sneaky way to get in a walk while keeping a relaxing athletic skill sharp in the company of a friend or group of friends. Even hitting the driving range can be a fun activity.

References

  • Photo Credit elderly men enjoying life during pension image by L. Shat from Fotolia.com elderly and infirm gardening 2. image by mdb from Fotolia.com elderly man sitting painting picture on canvas image by L. Shat from Fotolia.com man with flying kite image by Stanisa Martinovic from Fotolia.com
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