Winter is finally over in Massachusetts, and spring is here! Enjoying the warm weather and sunshine is a priority, especially for seniors who can’t get out much during the colder months. There are plenty of springtime activities to choose from for seniors to keep busy and have fun. Continue reading New Horizons at Marlborough’s second installment of “Springtime Activities for Seniors in Massachusetts.”
Watercolor painting is fun for people of all ages. It inspires creativity and brings joy to the seniors in our community. Watercolor painting is especially fun if you’re able to get outside and enjoy the springtime grass and flowers for a little extra inspiration. Watercolor supplies are easy to find, affordable, and can be used for multiple painting sessions. Seniors can even keep their paintings of the springtime scenery to reminisce once colder weather comes again.
What’s better than sitting outside, enjoying the spring breeze, and reading a good book? Book clubs provide a wonderful social setting for seniors. The structure of a book club ensures there’s always a common ground and keeps the conversation going. Seniors can take turns choosing the book for book club and meet up weekly to discuss what they’ve read. Tip: If a senior has trouble remembering what they’ve read in the book, keeping a journal each day to recap what they read may be helpful. For seniors who have vision problems, audiobooks and large print editions are great options.
Break out of the mundane daily eating routine by packing up and going outside for a picnic. Have a picnic at a local pond to feed the ducks, or just go out to your backyard and enjoy the nature all around you. Remember to keep cold food cold to avoid food poisoning, wear sun protection, and enjoy a relaxing picnic outside.
Having fun doesn’t have to mean doing something crazy—it’s often the simplest activities that bring people the most joy. The seniors in our community deserve to enjoy every season, and we’re dedicated to doing whatever we can to make that happen. Create a list throughout the year of fun ideas for each season so that when that season arrives, you’ll be good to go!