4 Fun Boise Activities for Seniors That You Can Do Today!
As Boise continues to grow, so do the incredible restaurants around town. With COVID, we understand the safety concerns with dining at restaurants. When sitting outside and dining outside on patios, fresh air is constantly moving and it is less likely to breathe in droplets. If you’re fully vaccinated, the CDC has said that you can resume normal activities, but to still continue wearing a mask indoors and outside around the unvaccinated. If you have any questions about the steps we are taking to keep residents safe and healthy, please reach out!
Downtown Boise is home to many restaurants that offer outdoor seating and rooftop dining. Many of them have beautiful views of downtown and the Boise foothills. Rooftop dining is something so special and should be enjoyed by everyone at least once. We have created a list of some of our favorites:
- Zee’s Rooftop
- Kona Grill
- Anderson Reserve
Here at Foxtail, we want all seniors to get out and spend time with friends and family. Studies have shown that strong relationships are beneficial for seniors’ health, mentally and physically. Older people who are more socially engaged have a higher level of cognitive function and are more likely to have a more powerful memory and thinking skills.
Saturday Farmers Market
There are two Saturday markets happening now; the 34th Street Market in Garden City and the Boise Farmers Market on Shoreline Drive. The 34th Street Market takes place every Saturday from 9:30am-1:30pm and runs through October 30, 2021.The Boise Farmers Market is open every Saturday as well, from 9am-1pm.
Farmers Markets are a great place to go for seniors. Seniors will have access to fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs. The yummy foods that are picked can come home with the seniors, and they can help cook a delicious meal. There are also you-pick flowers that will make great souvenirs to be displayed in their independent living room.
Getting outdoors, walking around, picking out produce, and cooking a meal are all activities that will fill seniors’ lives up with purpose. A senior’s ability to live purposefully has the power to determine the quality and quantity of their remaining years. Finding this sense of purpose doesn’t have to be difficult; it can come from something as simple as the Saturday Farmers Market.
The wineries of downtown Boise have some of the most unique and exquisite local wines. Many of the wines found at wineries throughout Boise and the surrounding cities in the Treasure Valley are from vineyards in the rolling hills, only 35 miles outside of Boise. Here are a couple recommendations we have curated:
- Telaya Wine Co.
- 3100 Cellars
- Cinder Wines
- Split Rail Winery
Seniors, get to sippin’!
Yoga on Bogus Basin
Yoga For Life has partnered with Bogus Basin to bring you Yoga on the Mountain! This event is family, senior, and dog friendly. All you have to do is show up with a yoga mat, sunscreen, and some water. They take place on certain Saturday and Sunday mornings.
There is such a long list of yoga benefits for seniors! Some of these benefits include:
- Improving balance and flexibility
- Improves joint health and respiration
- Reduces high blood pressure and anxiety
- Encourages mindfulness
This event is COVID safe as it takes place outside in an open field and yoga mats are 6 feet apart.
With over 25 years of experience providing the best possible service to our residents and their families, we know how important it is to keep the creative juices flowing and how impactful positivity is. Give us a call today so we can talk to you about how we recognize each individual, and how we can better help tailor to each person and each family’s needs. We want to create a plan that will fit just right!