Summertime is a time for fun and relaxation. But for seniors, it can also be a time for increased health risks. The elderly may be more susceptible to illnesses during the summer months due to the heat and humidity. That’s why it’s important for seniors to take precautions against the dangers of summertime weather. Here are some tips on how to stay safe and healthy during the summer:
Stay Active and Cool
It’s difficult to be active in the heat and humidity all year. Summer, on the other hand, is a wonderful time to get outdoors and appreciate nature. Swimming, water aerobics, chair tai chi, balloon volleyball, and other low-impact senior sports are only a few of the activities available this summer.
Movies have been found to be beneficial in the treatment of depressive disorders. Film therapy may also aid in the relaxation of persons with dementia. Residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease should be allowed to pick their favorite movies, although a wide variety of genres is best. Movie nights at Avanti Senior Living’s luxurious theater room are almost always a success. The classics are always a big hit!
Plant a Garden
Gardening is a simple pastime that anybody can participate in. The health and psychological benefits of gardening are well-known. It’s also been demonstrated to improve social interactions and stress levels. Succulents and cacti are easy to cultivate, maintain, and display as beautiful home décor if you or your loved one don’t have a green thumb.
Enjoy a Cold Treat
Ice cream is a popular summertime delight that is enjoyed all across the world. Ice cream may come as a surprise and help you stay hydrated while also adding nutritional value in the heat! Choose low-fat, sugar-free ice cream if you’re attempting to lose weight or have diabetes.
The elderly may be more susceptible to illnesses during the summer months due to the heat and humidity. That’s why it’s important for seniors to take precautions against the dangers of summertime weather.
Try Art Therapy
Art therapy might help with dementia and cognitive decline. Art has several advantages over other forms of communication for older people, including the ability to convey emotions and improve fine motor skills. Our residents’ art therapist works one-on-one or in small groups to create artwork, sketches, and sculptures with them as part of their therapy. Art is a fantastic way to spend a summer day.
Avanti Senior Living at Towne Lake
From the ground up, Avanti Senior Living at Towne Lake has reinvented and rebuilt senior living. You’ll notice that there’s a lot of activity going on around here, as well as our genuine individual attention to enabling you to live your life on your own terms while also ensuring safety, independence, and choice. Avanti promotes an active, social, and relaxed lifestyle. Our all-inclusive community is designed to provide seniors with the care they need so that they can
live their lives to the fullest.
We hope you enjoy trying some of these fun summer activities for seniors! If you’re looking for an assisted living community that offers a wide variety of activities and amenities, we invite you to schedule a tour at Avanti Senior Living at Towne Lake