Summertime is a time for fun and relaxation, but it can also be a time for danger if seniors aren’t careful. Humidity and high temperatures can affect the elderly in different ways, making them more susceptible to illnesses and other health problems. It’s important for seniors to stay safe and healthy during the summer months by following some simple guidelines.

Stay Active and Cool

It’s tough to be active in the heat and humidity all year. Summer, on the other hand, is a wonderful opportunity to get outside and appreciate nature. Swimming, water aerobics, chair tai chi, balloon volleyball, and other low-impact senior sports are just a few of the activities accessible this summer.

Watch Movies

Movies have been shown to help those suffering from depressive thoughts. Film therapy may also assist with the relaxation of individuals with dementia. Residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease should be allowed to choose their own favorite films, although a wide range of genres is ideal. Movie nights at Avanti Senior Living’s luxury theater room are almost always a hit. The classics never get old, and neither do the snacks!

Plant a Garden

Gardening is a relaxing pastime that anybody can do. The health and psychological benefits of gardening are well-known. It’s also been shown to boost social interactions and stress levels. Succulents and cacti are simple to grow, maintain, and use as beautiful house decor if you or your loved one don’t have a green thumb.

Enjoy a Cold Treat

Ice cream is a popular summertime treat that is enjoyed worldwide. Ice cream might surprise you and help you stay hydrated while also providing extra nutritional value in the heat! If you’re trying to lose weight or have diabetes, choose low-fat, sugar-free ice cream.

Summertime is a time for fun and relaxation, but it can also be a time for danger if seniors aren’t careful. Humidity and high temperatures can affect the elderly in different ways, making them more susceptible to illnesses and other health problems.

Try Art Therapy

Art therapy may aid in the treatment of dementia and cognitive decline. Art has several advantages over other forms of communication for older people, including the ability to express feelings and enhance 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 provides a great outlet for self-expression and can be used to reminisce about happy
memories.

Avanti Senior Living at Peoria

Avanti Senior Living at Peoria has completely rethought and rebuilt senior living from the ground up. You’ll notice a lot of activity, as well as our genuine personal dedication to allowing you to live your life on your own terms while also providing safety, independence, and choice. Avanti provides cutting-edge services and amenities that are meant to promote an active, social, and independent lifestyle for our residents.

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 Peoria.