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Outdoor Activities for Seniors

Between concerts, cook outs, and pool parties, 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 while still enjoying the great outdoors!

Here's a little jump start to your outdoor fun 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.

Picnics- Find a local park and grab the veggies from your garden to have a lovely little meal outside! Make sure to pick a nice shaded spot so you and your loved one don't spend too much time in direct sunlight!

When spending time outdoors you always want to make sure to apply sunscreen and wear light weight, light colored clothing so you and your loved one can enjoy these hot summer days. And always drink plenty of water!

What is your favorite outdoor activity for the summertime? Share your favorites with us by commenting below, or by sharing on our Facebook and Twitter pages!