You may be over-the-hill, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun this summer. After all, the grass really is greener on the other side!
If you are bored doing the same old stuff, day after day, check out this list of fun summer activities. Before you wander too far from home or embark on a new adventure, take these things into consideration.
- Be cautious when trying a new physical activity. Know your limits and stop before harming yourself.
- Plan outdoor activities for morning or evening when the temperature and humidity aren’t unbearable.
- If you will be outside for extended periods of time, wear sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Before going on an outing, consider the ease of transportation and your physical abilities.
- Check to make sure your destination has a sufficient amount of comfortable places to sit and rest.
Go forth and have fun!
Don’t be afraid to try something new. And don’t forget about all those fun things you did during your glory days. The activities might be slightly different now, but don’t avoid things you used to love just because you’ve aged a bit!
- Go for a walk. Recruit a friend to go with you, convince the neighbor to let you borrow their dog for an hour, or take a leisurely stroll along the bike trail.
- Play miniature golf or go to the putting green.
- Call the family, have them meet you at a local park, and have a picnic.
- Host a karaoke night.
- Call the local swimming pool and ask about adult swim hours. Or better yet, inquire about a senior water aerobics class and get a great low-impact workout.
- Plant a raised-bed garden.
- Go fishing.
- Start a summer book club. Choose summer-themed books that come in large-print editions or on CD.
- Set up a variety of feeders in your yard and go bird watching in your living room.
- Call all your buddies over and spend the afternoon playing corn toss. It is a game similar to horseshoes, but much easier for seniors. The bags aren’t as heavy as horseshoes and the game can be played from a wheelchair.
- Cheer on the local favorite at a baseball game.
- Host a backyard BBQ.
- Go to an outdoor concert (bring a comfortable lawn chair).
- Visit the zoo. Relax by the sea lion tank and watch a feeding or two.
- Go to a local berry patch or orchard.
- Host an ice cream social.
- Bake a pie with fresh, summer fruits. Make your own crust, buy a premade one, or find a helper.
- Set up card club outside.
- Host a board game marathon.
Guest blogger Jordan Dalhberg was looking for ways to help his grandpa stay entertained this summer, so he bought a corn toss game set (get yours here). The game was an instant sensation amongst Grandpa and his friends. They recently hosted a corn toss tournament!