OUTDOOR LEISURE ACTIVITIES


CATCH A SPORTING EVENT

Attending a grandchild's soccer game or a professional baseball game can be an action-packed way for your loved one to reconnect with one of their favorite pastimes. [1]


LET'S FLY A KITE SOCIAL

Host a Let's Fly a Kite Social for your residents, or turn this into an intergenerational activity by inviting family to participate on the weekend. Kite flying is fun for all ages, which makes this social a hit no matter who participates. [2]


GO BERRY PICKING

Once you bring home your haul, you can put your grandchildren to work in the kitchen baking some delicious berry treats. [3]


BIRD WATCHING

While birdwatching can sometimes be seen as a less exciting activity, it can really be beneficial in calming the mind and allowing for reflection. This is a great activity for seniors who wish to enjoy and connect with nature. It’s very soothing and therapeutic. [4]


CATCH FIREFLIES

Find a jar and punch holes in the lid, then show your grandchildren how to make “nature’s lantern.” [3]


PICNIC

A classic outdoor activity. Whether it be an extravagant and well-prepared meal or a simple sandwich with a healthy side, picnics serve as a great way to get out and soak up some Vitamin D. Fresh air and good conversation are great for both seniors and caregivers. You can even arrange some picnic games for senior citizens. [4]

[1] Johnston, Lori. "Spring and Summer Activities Senior and Caregivers Can Enjoy Together." Aging Care, 2 April 2021, www.agingcare.com/articles/summer-activities-to-do-with-seniors-150881.htm

[2] Golden Carers Editorial Team. "Outdoor Activity Ideas for Seniors and the Elderly." Golden Carers, 2 April 2021, www.goldencarers.com/outdoor/

[3] Kendal At Home Editorial Team. "15 Fun Outdoor Activities for Older Adults and Their Grandkids." Kendal At Home, 2 April 2021, www.kendalathome.org/blog/15-fun-outdoor-activities-for-older-adults-their-grandkids

[4] Corum, Eric. "Outdoor Activities for Seniors: 8 Ideas They Will Love." The Helper Bees, 2 April 2021, www.thehelperbees.com/outdoor-activities-seniors/