As our neighborhoods burst into pink from blooming cherry blossoms, we can brush off the winter blues with the certainty that spring will be around the corner. This is a terrific time of year to shake things up and get outside.
If you are caring for an older parent or loved one, we have compiled a list of spring outdoor activities to help you both embrace the clean air and sunshine with activities for older adults.
Feed the Birds
Many of us like nurturing and caring for animals, particularly birds. Make your garden a bird-watching haven. Together, you may explore the numerous feeders and bird food alternatives in the market to attract the birds that they are most fascinated by. A hummingbird feeder, as well as sugar water, can entice a flurry of activity, or you can leave out nuts for Steller’s jays. Purchase a tiny birdbath or relocate one outside the window.
Take a Weekend Drive
Throw on your sunglasses, open the window, and take in some fresh air while you travel without a destination and rely on your nose to direct you. Alternatively, organize a vacation to view blooming tulip fields or a leisurely drive across the countryside to your favorite little town. Take snacks and beverages with you everywhere you go and enjoy the scenery.
Care for the Garden
If your loved one enjoys getting her hands dirty, she might be a valuable asset in the garden. Clear away the strewn-about branches and leaves that remained from the winter. Together, you could plant your garden. Choose where to plant new flowers, relocate pots, and position patio furniture. Get a healthy dose of vitamin D from your garden for many of us who have spent too much time inside this winter.
Indulge in Sweet Treats
Gourmet ice cream stores are currently quite popular, with fresh and interesting flavor combinations to sample. Alternatively, dust up your ice cream maker and experiment with some new recipes. Nothing beats sharing this frozen delight in the sun when the weather heats up.
Take a Nature Walk
A walk in a neighborhood garden or along a nature trail is a fantastic way to get some fresh air and exercise. The blossoms and hues may inspire you to design your own garden. Apply sunscreen and manage your loved one’s seasonal allergies (if any) to ensure a nice time together.
Bring Nature Inside As Well
With everything green and in flower, consider how you might bring these vibrant colors and aromas within. Make a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers from your garden or purchase flowers and greens from your local food shop. Plant herbs in your kitchen window for scent and flavor in your cooking. Bring in some potted plants to liven up your space.
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