Monday, February 18, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
After a long winter, sunshine and warming weather are a welcome change. Here are 5 festive spring activities for seniors!
1. Get outside and enjoy nature
After being cooped up indoors all winter, it will feel great to get some fresh air and sunshine. For older adults who aren’t mobile, simply sitting in a room with windows open to the fresh air is a comfortable way to enjoy nature. Or, sit just outside the house to appreciate the trees and flowers. Colorful birds also appear when the weather starts to warm up. Try walking around the neighborhood or in the park or taking a scenic drive
2. Decorate with a spring or Easter theme
It’s fun to mark the seasons with festive decorations. Have coloring book parties or have an egg hunt for the children in the family.
Pastel-colored paper chain garlands can be hung around windows or doorways. A few simple wildflowers in empty bottles or glasses can really brighten up the table. There are also beautiful removable wall decals that can bring spring right into the room in a matter of minutes.
3. Celebrate spring with a family gatherin
What many seniors enjoy most is time spent with family and close friends. Have a spring or Easter potluck lunch where everyone brings a dish to share.
Make it even more fun by involving everyone in the party planning and decorating.
4. Create an indoor garden
Having plants around the house brings a little piece of nature indoors. Spring is a perfect time to start an indoor herb garden, grow a trio of flowers, or get a miniature bonsai tree.
For greenery without the maintenance, get some silk or plastic ones instead.
5. Do some spring cleaning
Spring cleaning is a good excuse to get rid of unnecessary clutter.
Turn this chore into a meaningful activity by going through keepsakes and old photos together. This often leads to pleasant times reminiscing about special memories.