With winter finally at its end, the beautiful Boise springtime is finally here. We’ve all been waiting the entire winter for the cold weather to go away and the time is finally here. It’s time to get out of the house and get moving around outside to enjoy the spring air. Based in the Treasure Valley, we have the benefit of some of the most accessible outdoor activities. Below, we at Foxtail Senior Living compiled some of the most fun spring activities for seniors. Check it out!
A simple yet incredibly beneficial activity is to go for a walk. Going for a walk 30 minutes every day can increase your cardiovascular fitness and help in preventing some diseases in the future. If you get a nice pair of walking shoes, it can have a very low impact on your joints as well. Walking can be a great time to catch up with friends and family, so grab a walking buddy to help keep yourself committed to walking every day!
If you’re looking for a destination for your walks, have a picnic at the park! Enjoy a nice picnic with your family and impress your grandchildren with your incredible cooking skills at the same time. Spring is the perfect time for a picnic because the weather is warm, but not too hot that it’s unenjoyable. When looking at food to pack for the picnic, you can also go with the enjoyable classic of deli sandwiches, pasta salad, and some sort of fruit. If you need further ideas for foods to bring, check out these great picnic food ideas.
Although it’s more of a hobby than a singular activity, gardening can be a lot of fun during the spring and summer months. It’s an ongoing activity, so you’ll have something you can do for your garden every day. The ideal time to start planting most things is mid-April, so now is the perfect time to start your garden. The great thing about gardens is you can either plant something for the looks, like flowers, or you can plant things like vegetables that will actually bring food to your table.
An incredibly simple activity that’s also incredibly fun is fishing. This can be a great activity to spend some time with your grandchildren. Every kid has a great story of going fishing with their grandparents! It’s relaxing and doesn’t require a lot of attention, so it gives you some time to make conversation with family members or friends.
If you’re considering making the move to an assisted living facility, give Foxtail Senior Living a call today! We offer rotating activities for the residents that change weekly so you’ll never get bored. We’re here to answer any questions you may have about our community activities or assisted living in general, so give us a call today!