What’s great about retiring at Discovery Village At Palm Beach Gardens is the easy and quick access to many world-class beaches such as Jupiter Beach and John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. Since these beaches are just a few minutes drive away from our community, we always encourage our residents to head to the beach every once in a while to soak up the sun and get away from any stresses in life. In fact, spending time at the beach comes with many benefits. It has been scientifically proven that the beach helps to reduce depression and anxiety, as well as improve physical function. To find out some of the best beach activities for the elderly to participate in, continue reading.
Since fishing is a low-impact activity, this is perfect for loved ones who are not as physically able or simply want to unwind and view the scenery. Some beaches such as Juno Beach Park have an active fishing community due to its 990-feet of saltwater. Fishing is a wonderful opportunity for loved ones to catch up with their friends or family members while getting up close and personal with the majestic ocean.
If your loved ones are active and enjoy being physically stimulated, they can try their hands on beach sports such as volleyball, swimming, surfing, and kayaking. These activities can truly push the body to its limits and get your loved ones to work up a sweat. It’s no secret that participating in sports is hugely beneficial for your loved ones as it helps to prevent falling, strengthen the immune system, and many more. Simply remind your loved ones to keep themselves hydrated throughout the day by bringing a water bottle and never skimp on sunscreen. Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause sunburns, which are extremely uncomfortable.
Having a Picnic
Beaches like Ocean Reef Park and Jupiter Beach Park have many picnic tables where your loved ones can have lunch while enjoying the sea view and breathing in the salt air. They can also bring a picnic mat if they prefer to be surrounded by the white sands. If these two beaches are crowded, your loved ones can head over to Municipal Beach, where it’s relatively quieter, though it’s situated further away from Discovery Village At Palm Beach Gardens. There are many activities your loved ones can do while having a picnic, such as catching up on their reading or even kite flying. In order not to get sunburnt easily, we recommend packing a beach umbrella.
Walking is another low-impact sport that helps to improve heart health, lower blood sugar levels, and promote mental health for your loved ones. A good thing about the beaches in Palm Beach Gardens is that many of them have boardwalks and wooden decks, which are great for recreational walking. Your loved ones can take a relaxing stroll alongside their friends or just by themselves during sundown.