The National Institute of Health’s study demonstrates the healing properties of the sun and going outdoors. In fact, fresh air and sunshine both contribute to good health. Spending some time outdoors each day helps your body to generate Vitamin D that is essential for bone health. Here are simple spring activities for the elderly to enjoy:
During a short walk along a paved path you can enjoy the budding flowers and watch for wildlife. It is better to only walk a short distance at first. Advanced Medical considers all people with limited mobility and provides a variety of services for them, including consultation on wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, and other mobility devices.
If your loved one used to tend a flower or vegetable garden, he or she may miss springtime planting. Herbs are usually easy to grow. Your loved one will enjoy caring for a small garden and watching it grow. It’s a wonderful experience to grow herbs that they can use later. Seniors can engage with nature through gardening. Studies show that gardening for 2.5 hours a week may reduce the risk of health issues in seniors.
Springtime presents us with many opportunities for outdoor concerts. This is the best way to take your loved one to enjoy the music and fresh air. Outdoor concerts are a good opportunity for him or her to socialize with other members of the community and find new friends.
You can explore your environment. Spring is a good time to visit historic areas and enjoy nature. If your loved one feels more adventurous, there are many opportunities to walk, listen to the birds and watch them, or enjoy blooming foliage. Can you imagine any better way for relaxing and enjoying life?
Picnicking is a great way to have an exciting meal. Pack your meal and go to the nearest park, lake, or even your backyard. Enjoy a good book or spend time with your loved one out in the fresh air.
Parks are good options for relaxing outdoors and enjoying surroundings. Local parks attract individuals of all ages. Enjoy your day in the park whether you want to relax, get tanned, make new friends or mingle with other families.
Spring is a great time to catch a fish. Fishing from the pier is a good option for seniors with limited mobility. This is a good way to engage with nature with minimal physical exertion.
If your many responsibilities limit the time you can spend with your elderly loved one, Advanced Medical can help by offering a referral to one of our home and community care partner agencies in the Vancouver, BC area. Caregivers can accompany seniors during outdoor activities. For more information on personalized eldercare services in Vancouver and British Columbia, Canada, call, email, or visit our website. Let their experienced caregivers look after your loved ones, for their safety, and your peace of mind.