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Cure Those Winter Blues: Spring Activities for Seniors
May 9, 2017 by Comfort Keepers of Pleasanton
As the weather begins to warm up, your loved ones will want to break free from their winter blues and enjoy some time outside. The warmth of the sun, breathing fresh air, and the natural source of Vitamin D can be great for seniors to live a healthier life. Knowing what kinds of activities are fun and safe for your loved ones is essential for a healthy spring season.
- Gardening: Gardening is a low impact activity that provides seniors with enjoyment, sense of accomplishment, and some exercise. Growing their own garden can lead to healthier eating if they grow a fruit and vegetable garden, and a sense of accomplishment.
- Nature Trail Walks: Many nature trails and local parks have trails that are safe for seniors, and most are even wheelchair accessible. Spending some time in the sun can be a good intake of Vitamin D for your loved ones, plus spending time in nature can boost their mood and reduce their stress level.
- Bird Watching: Bird watching is a favorite among seniors. It provides beautiful visuals and entertainment for seniors. Birds are a sure sign of the arrival of springtime and can bring happiness to your loved ones. This activity can even be done from the comfort of their own home.
- Fishing: If your loved one is mobile, going to a fishing spot can be a fun pastime when the weather begins to warm up. Research local fishing spots to find areas that are wheelchair accessible, if needed.
At Comfort Keepers® of Pleasanton, we recognize that you can’t always be there to help your loved one stay engaged in activities. Our compassionate, professional in home caregivers can provide the assistance they need, from daily nature walks to helping in the garden. Whether it is for a few hours a week for companionship or around the clock care, our caregivers provide the essentials they need for living a healthy, safe, and independent life.
For more information about how we can help your loved one enjoy the springtime—and the rest of the year—call us at (925) 338-7480 or click here.