Fun Ways to Spend Labor Day with Seniors

Thursday August 29, 2019
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While Labor Day weekend tends to signify the unofficial end of summer, there is certainly no end in sight when it comes to this summer’s excessive heat! But there’s no reason to let the heat deter families and friends from getting together this three-day weekend! Fellowship Square offers some easy and fun ways to spend Labor Day cooling off with seniors, caregivers, friends and family!

 

Head Outta Town — For those that love nature (and cooler temperatures!), Arizona is the perfect place to get out of the heat without having to travel too far. Just a brief road trip from the desert of Phoenix, northern Arizona is generally around 20 to 30 degrees less than valley temps. Northern Arizona is a great place to explore hiking trails, as well as lakes and streams, such as Oak Creek outside of Sedona, and more. 

 

Take a Dip — Certainly those that don’t seek refuge of cooler climes this weekend will need to cool down. Planning a casual pool party with friends and family can be the ideal way to get loved ones together and also cool off a bit! Instead of just lounging in the pool, play family-friendly games such as Marco Polo, or put a pool volleyball net up and get a game going!

 

Take in a Flick — Movie theaters offer more comfort and convenience than ever before with reclining seats, food and beverage delivery right to one’s seat, and bars and restaurants within the theatre lobbies. For those that want to chill out, relax, enjoy some snacks and sips while taking in a new release, head to the movies!

 

Take a Sunrise Hike — With excessive heat advisories, it’s best to limit outdoor activity during the heat of the day. But the early morning hours offer a beautiful and spiritual way to connect with nature, and with God, through a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood or along an urban hiking trail before the heat really starts to intensify. One of the great things about the valley is its abundance of hiking and biking trails around town. Seniors should shield themselves with sunscreen, protective clothing, sunglasses, and hats, and bring plenty of water for the trek!

 

There are many ways to enjoy a long weekend with family and friends this Labor Day weekend. The best part is, it doesn’t have to involve a big parade or celebration to be a good time! Fellowship Square prays its residents, caretakers, family and staff have a safe and happy Labor Day.

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