Between concerts, cook outs, and pool parities, there always seems to be something to do in the summer time. However, finding something to keep your aging loved one entertained AND cool can be a different story. But don’t worry. There is plenty of cool summer fun to be had by all.

Some say summer is best spent outdoors while others wish they could hibernate until cooler weather blows back. Keep in mind that everyone is different so the first thing you want to do it ask your senior what weather they prefer. Then it’s time to start planning. Here’s a little jump start to your planning:

Fishing – Anything involving water over the summer is time well spent. This way you can enjoy the sun, but also be close to water in case you need a cool down. Fishing is especially nice for relaxing and relieving stress. Find a local lake that permits fishing, and take your aging loved one for the day.

Gardening – Help your senior plant a flower or vegetable garden in their backyard. This is a great excuse to get them outside every day. Gardening also allows for short trips outdoors rather than spending hours at a time in the sun.

Reading outside – To avoid direct sunlight, try reading to your aging loved one or have them enjoy a book or magazine outside. You can set up a lawn chair under a tree or on the front porch. Make sure you keep ice water on hand!

If you are looking for a way to spruce up the garden, head over to one of the local Bachman’s locations. Bachman’s is a Minnesota based company that specializes in floral, gifts, plants and garden materials. They have six locations throughout the Twin Cities area. They have both indoor and outdoor displays so it is a great stop in any weather!




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