Whether you love the sun or prefer a life that’s made in the shade, there are plenty of fun and creative ways to stay busy and entertained all summer long.
Read a good book. Reread an old favorite or find something new to transport yourself to another time or place. You could also join an in-person or virtual book club and share your love of literature with others.
Get cooking. Summer is the perfect time to test your culinary skills, thanks to all the fresh fruits and veggies that are in season.
Birdwatch (also a good outdoor adventure). Set up bird feeders with different kinds of seeds and fruits outside the windows around your house. The National Audubon Society has online resources to help you identify local birds.
Perfect your craft. Do you like to paint? Maybe you play piano but haven’t put your fingers to the keys in a while. Save yourself from the heat and take up a hobby indoors. Go through old photos and put together a scrapbook. It’s a great way to reminisce about treasured memories and organize your belongings.
Grow a kitchen garden. Plant herbs in small pots and grow them by your kitchen windows, so you have plenty of fresh flavors all summer.
Go for a picnic. Laze in the shade or soak up the sun while you graze on your favorite summer snacks. This is a fun activity to do on your own or with family and friends.
Host a garden party. Want to catch up with friends but don’t want to travel? Set up tables and chairs in your backyard or on your patio for a socially distant gathering.
Use your green thumb. Getting your hands in the dirt and watching things grow can be very satisfying. If you don’t want to grow flowers, try your hand at raising summer vegetables.
Go fishing. Bust out the rods and reels, pack your tackle box and head to your favorite lake or pond. Unwind on your own or bring along your kids and grandkids for some company.
Set up outdoor yard games. There are plenty of fun backyard games to while away your summer days, including bocce, croquet, cornhole and horseshoes.
Visit an art museum. Enjoy the latest exhibits and immerse yourself in different artistic eras and cultures. Contact your local museum to inquire about painting, drawing and sculpting classes.
Volunteer. Giving back to your community is an excellent way to get out of the house and get engaged. Make it a group effort and bring along family and friends.
Go to the drive-ins. Watching movies under the stars is a fun experience you can’t get in a movie theater.
Go to the park. Stroll down your favorite path or find a new place to explore. Call your local parks system to learn about upcoming events like natural science exhibits or outdoor concerts.
The dedicated team at SavaSeniorCare is committed to providing our residents with entertaining summer excursions and activities. Call 800-628-7009 or contact us online for more information about our activity programs.