We know that it goes without saying that kids eagerly look forward to summer break and all of the fun it includes, but the summer season doesn’t need to lose its glow of excitement just because we grow older! At Morning Glory Home Care, providers of home health care in Alton, IL and surrounding areas, we are honored to help seniors enjoy life to the fullest, and have put together the list below of some of our top activities for seniors that are guaranteed to bring about fond memories for the whole family!
- The Great Outdoors: There’s nothing better in the summertime than the natural beauty found at every turn. While outside enjoying it all, be sure to protect your senior loved one against heat-related problems by going out earlier or later in the day, keeping plenty of water on hand, and ensuring the senior is cool and comfortable at all times. As a family, take some time to try your hand at fishing – perhaps with a friendly competition! – gardening, relaxing in the pool, or even just unwinding with a good book and a bowl of fresh berries. Include the youngest family members with some good old-fashioned fun: flying a kite, jumping rope, catching lightning bugs in a jar. Encourage the senior to share memories about what he liked best about the summer season as a child, and recreate some of those experiences for the next generation!
- Keep It Cool: Organize some interesting indoor activities for days when the temperatures soar. Indoor play centers are great fun, not just for little ones but for older adults to enjoy seeing the kids at play and joining in conversations with family and friends. The entire family can also visit the library together for a children’s program, tour an aquarium, or even go bowling. The ideas are endless!
- Make a Difference: Perhaps nothing boosts a senior’s sense of self-worth more than donating time and/or resources to a cause that’s especially close to his heart. Decide together as a family on a charity – the neighborhood pet shelter, library, veterans’ center, women’s crisis center. Then learn how you can make a difference in the lives of others in your community.
For additional summertime activities for seniors, call on the home care professionals at Morning Glory Home Care. Our friendly and fully trained caregivers are on hand to ensure that older adults are able to stay actively engaged in the world around them, and to live life to the fullest. Offering top-rated home health care in Alton, IL and the surrounding communities, Morning Glory Home Care is here for you and your senior loved ones. Contact us any time at 618-667-8400 to let us know how we can help.