Spring is well underway and it’s the perfect time to head outside to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. If you’re a senior that loves spending time enjoying nature, there are numerous outdoor activities for you to try that are perfect for spring. Here are five activities that will help inspire you to get outside when the weather is nice.
There are many benefits to gardening, and while many seniors aren’t able to use heavy garden equipment or get down on their hands and knees to work the soil, containers can be placed on a table or windowsill at a level where they are easy to tend. Container gardens are also easier to maintain as they require only water, fertilizer, and sunshine with little to-know-weeding. Flowers, herbs, and even lettuce, tomatoes, and peppers can be easily grown in containers.
Birdwatching is an easy and popular outdoor hobby that is great for anyone regardless of mobility levels as it can be done from a park bench. All you need are a pair of binoculars and a bird guidebook and a journal to identify and record the birds you find. Spring is an excellent time to take up this hobby as the migratory birds return and start to nest.
You can kick your birdwatching up a notch by bringing your camera along. Or perhaps you’d like to photograph something else like people, flowers, buildings… This is a hobby that can give you albums of beautiful memories to enjoy and share throughout the year.
Knitting is a hobby that has caught on in all age groups in recent years. Knitting is a great activity to maintain hand mobility and dexterity that you can do anywhere, even outdoors. For even more fun, get some friends together and form a knitting group. Knitting is a creative hobby that can produce items you can use yourself, give as treasured gifts, or even sell to make a little extra cash.
Going for a walk is a great way to stay active while having fun outside. Walking helps maintain your health while you enjoy nature. Form a walking group with your neighbors to make it a social event and help inspire others to incorporate walking into their daily routines as well.
At Ashbridge Manor Senior Living, we pride ourselves on creating an environment that enables seniors to lead an active lifestyle to improve their health. When it’s time to transition to a senior living facility, contact our professional staff members and we can help make it easy. You can find us at 971 E. Lancaster Avenue in Downingtown, PA, call 610.269.8800, or contact us online for more information. Ask us about our move-in special! Ashbridge Manor is a safe, COVID-free senior living community.