Spring has sprung! You will notice the weather getting warmer and your mood starting to brighten. Fresh air, fresh flowers, and a new season will bring you some much needed serotonin. Senior Helpers encourages you to get outside and enjoy the spring weather any way you know how. Here are a few spring activities Senior Helpers wants to share with you!
Declutter with Spring Cleaning
When we think of spring, we think of spring cleaning. Spring represents a new season and a fresh start. We finally get to shake off those winter blues and get outside. Take the time to crack open your windows, let fresh air in, and declutter your living space. During the winter, we collect, we bundle, and wear lots of layers. Spring cleaning is a chance to decorate and remodel your home. It is time to take off those layers and start spring with a clean and open living space.
Start a Garden
Gardening is a great way to take advantage of the warm spring air. Get outside and clean up those old flower beds or start a new one! First, you will want to start by checking the borders of your garden and repair any damage that has been done over the winter. Pull visible weeds and add a top layer of soil and compost for new added nutrients. Make sure to add color to your garden by planting a few flowers of your choice and do not forget to plant some hearty seeds to grow vegetables! Most importantly, dress appropriately, wear sunscreen when outdoors, and make sure to acquire the proper tools to help you have a successful garden.
Stroll through the Farmer’s Market
Attend a local Farmer’s Market this spring season; this will allow you to take a much-needed walk and get outdoors. Farmer’s Markets have great nutritional options to choose from and allow you to shop locally. Meet a few new faces, discover a new business, and acquire all the goodies you desire! Who knows, you might even find a hidden gem in your town you never knew was there.
Schedule a Picnic
A picnic is a festive way to enjoy some fresh air. It’s also a great way to enjoy time with family and friends while practicing social distancing, or even alone for some down time. Check out a local park for the perfect picnic spot or have one in your backyard. You can pack your favorite snacks made with fresh ingredients from the garden you have been tending too. You can even hop on the charcuterie trend and include your favorite meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, and crackers. A picnic allows for lots of quality time and lots of fun for you and your loved ones.
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