Not all activities are suitable for the summertime, and not all will be the right fit for your health needs. As you do your research, consider the following warm weather activities:
Become a tourist in your own town
Have you discovered all the "hidden gems" in your area? Whether you live in a big city or small town, there are often parks, historic neighborhoods, cultural centers and community activities that are easily adaptable to the varying needs of seniors.
Catch a sporting event
Depending on how warm it is outside and your individual health needs, try attending a grandchild's soccer tournament or a professional baseball game as an action-packed way to reconnect with one of your favorite pastimes, as well as your family and friends.
Sometimes, it’s just nice to do everyday activities outside! Have a picnic at a park or in your own backyard with a new neighbor or an old friend. You’ll be able to spend some quality time together while enjoying some time in the sun. Just be sure to find an area with comfortable seating and plenty of shade.
Remember, your body doesn't adjust to temperature changes or perceive thirst as well as it used to. Whatever activity you choose, stay hydrated, wear sunscreen and be sure to go at a pace that’s comfortable for you.
This material is provided for informational use only and should not be construed as medical advice or used in place of consulting a licensed professional. You should consult with an applicable licensed professional to determine what is right for you.