Fun Senior-Friendly Activities this Summer

April 26, 2017

The upcoming summer season will be a plethora of things to do, especially if you plan to spend your time with some friends and families. Speaking of the latter, your families will always prove special to you, particularly your grandparents. Though the care provided by caregiver services in Chicago and in other major US cities is more than enough and adequate, there’s nothing more precious than spending your time with the people you love.

Now that summer is just around the corner, it is never too early to think ahead and plan on what to do with your families, especially with your own grandparents. To better suit their varying needs, here are some summertime activities you can indulge with your favorite sources of timeless wisdom:

Footprints on the beach

Taking a stroll

Though this may be an activity that does not require any ounce of cash to be spent, this may be the most timeless of acts. Imagine the scenery taking place: you and your grandmother/father taking a stroll by the beach. No swimming, no other beach games taking place. Just you and them enjoying the serenity and just talking about whatever comes to mind. The impact this can have on your bonds with your senior companions is reason enough to stand up, take their hand, and just walk.

Fishing

Fishing

­Yet another activity that emits an atmosphere of utmost peace; not only do you get to spend quality time with your loved ones, but you also get the satisfaction of catching your own meal. This whole exercise can teach you a thing or two about patience and appreciation. With your senior companions by your side, fishing can be a really enjoyable activity.

Picnic Basket

Having a Picnic

Everyone loves a picnic. The feeling one gets when they bring delicious homemade foods to the outdoors and share them with the people closest to them can be easily attainable during a picnic. This is a friendly activity for your senior companions as it brings any number of generations of a family closer than ever. Aside from the food and companionship it brings, it can be done in a lot of places. Whether it be lakeside, beachside, or anywhere, picnics are the epitome of togetherness in a family.

Treasure Hunting

Treasure Hunting

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, especially those buried underground. The whole term for this is just a fancy way of saying “metal detecting” as an activity. You and your senior companion can grab your metal detectors, venture out in the open, and start searching for gold…or anything metal. To make it a bit more competitive, try and see who finds the most treasure between you and your grandfather/mother. Winner gets all the satisfaction and glory in terms of affection.

Museum of Science and Industry

Sightseeing

No matter where you are, there’s always an abundance of sights to see and explore. Whether it be in the Museum of Science and Industry for your personal thirst for knowledge, the Lincoln Park Zoo if you wish to get in touch with the wild, or the new tilting tower attraction at Chicago 360; you won’t run out of places to explore and indulge in.

 

This upcoming summer season, let’s not forget to spend time with the people who provide us with timeless advice and lessons. Let’s all cherish the time we have with them!

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