Many aging adults struggle with health issues that significantly limit the types of activities they can do. The winter months provide even more hardships when it comes to seniors being able to get out of the house. Ice and snow can block aging adults from taking walks, enjoying porches and patios, socializing in the community and even getting to events and activities in town. With the arrival of spring, however, seniors have many more opportunities to do different activities.
After a long winter, everyone is excited to welcome blue skies, flowers, and warmer weather. Elderly adults who don’t live independently and rely on family caregivers and senior care providers can take advantage of the mild temperatures and spring blossoms to start up some favorite spring activities. With the help of a senior care provider, elderly adults can fill their days with fun and interesting things to do.
These are just a few of the fun spring activities in store for aging adults:
- Taking a walk in the park to enjoy mind temperatures.
- Starting a container garden.
- Flying a kite, model airplane or drone.
- Birdwatching, either at a park or from the back patio.
- Enjoying the season’s first picnic with the family.
- Reading a book in the spring sunshine.
- Cleaning out the home, otherwise known as spring cleaning.
- Being a spectator at spring sports, usually soccer, baseball, rowing, track and field, and lacrosse.
- Organizing lawn games with family and friends.
- Attending yard sales and farmer’s markets for food, gifts, and handmade goods.
- Visiting the state or national parks to see famous attractions.
Aging adults often deal with health issues that affect them severely, but that doesn’t mean that they want to spend all their time inside.
Planning for outdoor excursions falls to family caregivers and senior care providers. It is much easier to plan outings in the spring months instead of winter because most weather-related safety concerns diminish. When everyone is a little stir-crazy from cabin fever due to being cooped up in the winter months, spring provides a sense of renewal and energy that can make your senior feel great.
When family caregivers or senior care providers plan for an outdoor excursion, there are a few precautions they should take. The outing should be done during a time when the aging adult has the most energy and alertness. For many seniors, certain times of the day are better than others. Family caregivers will have more success when their elderly loved one is at their best. Another thing to do is pack a go bag with things like medication, a water bottle, a snack, and any other items that are unique to the aging adult. Family caregivers and senior care advisors should know not to extend the time of the spring outing for very long, as aging adults often get tired and worn out faster than other adults.
There’s no season quite like spring, and with some planning and a positive attitude, family caregivers can take advantage of the good weather and start planning some spring activities for their aging loved ones.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring Home Care Services in Berwyn, PA, please contact the friendly staff at Suma Home Care. Call today: 484-200-7347
Ibrahim recently completed a Professional Certificate in Management; He is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administrations (MBA) at a prestigious university in the UK.
With their passion for helping others and a strong background in customer services and clinical care, Ibrahim and his wife started assisting individuals in their homes.
Since started and operating Suma Home Care in 2010 in the basement of their home, Suma Home Care has provided professionals who work endlessly in providing clients with the highest quality of care, while enabling clients to maintain dignity, comfort and safety in their homes.
Suma Home Care, serves four counties in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia. Ibrahim is firmly connected to his local community and is always looking for ways to give back whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Ibrahim enjoys spending time with his wife and children, travelling and enjoys sports.
Mariama Suma-Keita BSN RN
Born in Sierra Leone west Africa, relocated to America in 1999 from a civil war and settled since in the U.S.A as a Naturalized citizen Graduated from National school of nursing with an associate , and completed BSN in Nursing from Immaculata University graduated with Honor roll Alpha Lambda sigma, After escaping the war served as a refugee nurse in Gambia and Guinea to other displaced refugees before coming to America.
In the states started in Homecare then then transition into hospital, worked in Jefferson hospital as a Registered nurse on Tele and general medsurg floor, also worked in Einstein hospital as an oncology transplant nurse , I realized that I enjoy working with patients so much and believe in quality and compassionate care one at a time dealing with an holistic approach in caring for patients and family in a familiar environment called home , I see the impact and progress when they’re home , it makes them feel relax and progress fast with recovering at home. As a nurse and entrepreneur I understand that dedication to meeting people and families needs is a priority, and able to foster relationships with family and patients that is professional and friendly to help them stay and settled home as a desire.