Fun Ways for Seniors to Enjoy the Spring Season
Spring is here!
The season serves as a renewal, and this spring in particular seems to represent that as COVID-19 numbers are dropping, more and more people are getting vaccinated and restrictions on visitations and activities are loosening. With that in mind, yet with caution, Fellowship Square encourages residents and seniors to take advantage of the spring season and have a little fun. Need some inspiration? Here are a few ideas…
Get Some Exercise Outside —
Spring in the valley of the sun is practically the definition of perfect weather. So get out and enjoy it! From taking a brisk walk through the neighborhood to exploring a new biking or hiking trail or giving pickleball a try, there are so many ways to enjoy the beautiful spring weather while also getting that heart rate pumping!
Plant a Garden —
For seniors that love to get their hands dirty, spring is the perfect time to revive that garden after the winter. Produce and herbs that are ideal for planting in spring include dill, cilantro, watermelon, spinach, melons, corn, carrots, beets, summer squash, scallions, and radishes. Not an expert green thumb? Consider placing some beautiful flowers in a windowsill planter or adding some potted succulents to outdoor (or interior) environments for a pop of spring ambiance.
Take a Dip —
Swimming is a great way to cool off when the weather really starts to heat up and it’s a great whole body workout. Another perk of taking a dip this spring? Water activity can help seniors soothe chronic pain, such as in the lower back, and it’s also great for those that experience joint pain. So dive in!
Enjoy a Picnic —
Is there anything more quintessentially “spring” than a picnic? To celebrate spring, why not put together an easy yet delicious “packable” lunch or dinner and take it on the go to enjoy at a nearby park or at the summit of a hiking trail (one with killer views at sunset, perhaps?) When packing, consider charcuterie board items such as a variety of meats and cheeses, olives, jams and mustards, dried fruit and nuts, and crackers or crusty bread.
Take a Road Trip —
Flower lovers know that spring is also the time when Arizona comes alive with wildflowers! This is a great excuse to spend the day in the car exploring parts of the valley and throughout Arizona that are known for breathtaking wildflowers blanketing the natural landscape.
Fellowship Square encourages seniors, particularly those with underlying health conditions, to err on the side of caution when going out in public or gathering with friends and loved ones. With that said, it’s time to enjoy spring!