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The Winchester Journal

Soak Up the Sun with Summer Activities for Seniors

Senior Living | 07/24/20


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Warm, sunny days during the summer months offer the perfect opportunity for you to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. There are numerous ways for you to take advantage of the beautiful weather – keep reading to get a few ideas of outdoor activities for seniors to enjoy during the summer months. And always remember that while you’re spending time in the sun, wear sunscreen to protect your skin and stay hydrated.

Ideas of Outdoor Activities for Seniors

Work on Your Golf Game: Golfing is a timeless game that offers many health benefits. This exercise helps build muscle strength, increase endurance and improve cardiovascular functions.

Take Photos: Capture memories by taking pictures! You don’t need to be a professional or carry fancy equipment to enjoy this hobby. Simply point, click and shoot pictures of the surroundings that inspire you. Not only will you explore your neighborhood in the beautiful weather, but you’ll have fun doing it, too.

Pack a Picnic: What better way to take delight in a lunch or snack than having a picnic outdoors? Picnics are a classic summertime activity to share with close friends and family.

Paint a Picture: Use the natural beauty around you as inspiration for your next masterpiece. Whatever medium you are most comfortable using, whether it be watercolors and a canvas or a pencil and paper, bring your artistic talent outdoors and enjoy the sunshine as you create.

Take a Walk: Walking is a great way to stay active and maintain cardio. Whether it be a hike in the woods or a stroll around the neighborhood, taking a walk is a simple option for you to enjoy the outdoors.
Start a Garden: You’d be surprised how much gardening benefits your overall wellbeing. Gardening is a great low-impact activity that positively impacts your social, mental and physical health.

Read Outdoors: While you may have a favorite spot to read in your home, immersing yourself into a good story while getting fresh air is a great way to spend an afternoon. Bring a picnic blanket to lay out or even a comfortable outdoor chair and find a shady spot under a tree and relax.

Find Ways to Enjoy the Summer Sun at Winchester Gardens

At Winchester Gardens, our activities and amenities are tailored to residents’ interests and encourage a healthy lifestyle – including our stunning campus. Residents enjoy walking, jogging or simply strolling along the walking paths throughout our vibrant continuing care retirement community. Our breathtaking campus features landscaping designed by the Olmsted Brothers, the same famed landscape architects responsible for Central Park.

Check out our online photo gallery to get a glimpse of our beautiful community. To see our campus for yourself, contact our team today to schedule a personal tour. We are offering both in-person and virtual tour options.