Looking for a fun summer activity for your family or an elderly loved one? There are many things that we look forward to incorporating into our summer's every year. Make this summer memorable and try out these activities!

  • Cook a summer mealOne of the best parts about summer is fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables! If you don’t have your own garden, visit your local farmer’s market to purchase fresh produce. It really does taste so much better than store-bought. There are many summer recipes you could make, including our Watermelon Feta Salad and dishes that are nice and light for the heat, such as lemon chicken or cod or a fresh salad with shrimp.
  • Take a drive along the shorelineIt can be nice to take a drive in the sunny weather to look at the beaches and beautiful beach houses on the shoreline! Stop for ice cream or an iced drink while you peruse through the summer scenes.
  • Go Strawberry pickingFresh fruit is one of the best parts of the summer. Go strawberry picking to get your own berries! You can make Strawberry Shortcake at the end of a day of berry picking or just enjoy them plain. The best day to go Strawberry picking for a senior is overcast, not too humid, preferably in the morning before the day gets hot. Be sure to wear a hat and sun protection!
  • Go swimming!Take a trip to a public pool if you don’t have one of your own to get a break from the heat and also get a little bit of exercise in. Water-based activities are great for seniors as they’re low-impact.
  • Go to the beach. Beach days can pose risks to the elderly population, but if executed right, they can be really memorable (and safe!) days. Another idea is to visit the beach in the morning or at night, when it isn't as crowded and not as hot. This can be a great time to sit and watch the sunrise/set. 
  • Do a craft or puzzle to get a break from the heatIf it’s too hot to be outside, take a break inside with a crossword puzzle or a craft. These can be great ways to keep the mind engaged!
  • Play a gameBoard games are a nice way to keep the mind sharp as well as be social if it’s too hot to be outside. If the weather is nice, outdoor games such as cornhole or horseshoes can be a fun way to switch up your activity and get outside.