As summer approaches, it’s time to gear up for fun outside in the sun (or indoors where it’s still cool). Whatever form of recreation you choose, make this season full of relaxation, self-care, and enriching activities. As you embrace the warm weather months ahead, these summer activities for seniors will help you recharge and reconnect with yourself.

Visit the Salon and Spa

Rejuvenate with a new look or a refreshing spa treatment for summer. Escape from the sweltering sun and book an appointment at Vineyard’s on-site salon and spa. Whether you want a haircut, massage, or facial, it’s the ideal spot to enjoy peace and quiet. Spa time is also a fun group activity, so invite some friends for a day full of relaxation. Then, embark on your summer plans while looking and feeling your absolute best.

Go for a Nature Walk

The outdoors is healing and refreshing for your mind, body, and soul. On nature walks, you can spot unique plants or wildlife, touch the earth, breathe in the fresh air, and soak in all that sunny vitamin D. A gentle hike is a fantastic way to exercise and immerse yourself in nature without the pressure of a more strenuous workout. You can boost your cardiovascular health while savoring nature’s best creations. 

Tend to Your Garden

If you don’t have a garden, this could be the season to start one. Planting flowers, vegetables, or herbs will give you something to care for and look forward to as the summer rolls around. Consider an eye-level garden on a balcony or indoors if you have mobility limitations. 

Gardening is both restorative and therapeutic. It’s rewarding to burrow your hands in the soil and nourish plants to help them grow. Your efforts will soon pay off with a beautiful (or tasty!) harvest. You can also gather some friends to start a community garden so everyone can enjoy time together and contribute to a fun summer activity for seniors.

Listen to Calming Music

Summer can be busy, and while a full calendar is exciting, you must also carve out some time for yourself. Take a moment to pause from the noise all around you and turn on your favorite calming music. This practice will relax your mind and body at the same time. 

Start a Mindfulness Practice

While listening to music, create space for a mindfulness practice, too. Mindfulness helps clear your brain and relieve stress. You can also sit silently or step outside for a refreshing meditation session. Yoga is another mindfulness activity that grounds you in the present. Harness these moments of inner peace to cultivate a relaxing summer here at Vineyard.

Attend a Group Art Class

Creative pursuits are among seniors ‘ most enjoyable summer activities, no matter whether you paint, craft, or sculpt. Attend a community art class, and you create beautiful masterpieces with your friends. As you unleash those creative juices, you’ll see new ideas blossom and take shape in your life. Art classes in our onsite studio offer a welcome break from your bustling summer schedule—plus, you’ll have an original piece to display at home. 

Enjoy Summer Activities for Seniors at Vineyard Senior Living 

At Vineyard Senior Living, we cultivate wellness and enjoyment for our entire community. We invite you to spend time with us basking in these summer activities for seniors. Our wide array of convenient, luxurious amenities will make your experience with us unforgettable. Even further, the sense of community you’ll gain at Vineyard Senior Living can last a lifetime. Contact us today to locate the perfect Vineyard home for you!