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Fun Ways to Welcome Spring in a Senior Living Community

Fun Ways to Welcome Spring in a Senior Living Community Whether you prefer to spend time outdoors or inside, consider these fun ways to welcome spring with a loved one in a senior living community.

Fun Ways to Welcome Spring in a Senior Living Community
Welcome, spring! For families with a loved one in a senior living community, the season offers plenty of opportunities for fun and togetherness. For seniors, those spring activities can help improve health and well-being, too. Staying active and engaged boosts mood, enhances mental health, and can reduce feelings of isolation. Whether you prefer to spend time outdoors or bring the season inside, try these spring activities with your favorite senior.

Get in the gardening groove
Spring is a time for new growth after the drab winter, so what better activity for families to share than gardening? Everyone can get involved with planting and enjoy watching as their plants grow. Plant seeds in small pots or paper cups or even grow a pineapple from a pineapple top rooted in water. Marigolds and begonias are easy to grow and their colorful flowers brighten small spaces. Maintaining plants can provide a sense of purpose for loved ones in a senior living community, too.

The birds and bees (and flowers, too!)
Spring was made for nature walks and bird watching, with flowers blooming, trees leafing out, and baby animals scampering about. But a scavenger hunt or a bingo card can take outdoor adventures to the next level. Kids, parents, and grandparents can engage their senses and hone their powers of observation while enjoying some friendly competition.

Let parties bloom
Spring is a season of celebration with Easter, Mother’s Day, weddings, and graduations. But not all celebrations in spring have to be big. A tea party offers an opportunity for a loved one in a senior living community to get dressed up, eat petite sweets and sandwiches, and socialize with loved ones. Fancy cups and plates (even paper ones!) and a pretty tablecloth can make a simple tea party feel extra special. Or for a more casual celebration, pack up a variety of sandwiches and salads for a delightful impromptu picnic on the lawn.

The color of happiness
Creative pursuits keep senior minds active, enhancing cognitive and memory functions, and provide quality experiences for the entire family. You and your senior loved one can create crafts that embrace spring colors, like dyeing Easter eggs or making a cheerful wreath for your loved one’s door at the senior living community. Or combine crafting with gardening or nature adventures by decorating plant pots or pressing flowers.

Want to learn more about life in a senior living community?
Looking for more fun activities for your senior loved one to do this spring? There is always something happening in a Stoney Brook community. Check out this month’s activities calendar at one of our Stoney Brook senior living communities ideally situated near Waco, Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth, Texas. Our neighborhood communities provide premier assisted living and memory care with charming apartments and/or cottages and a wide range of amenities. Come visit us! Schedule a personal tour today.

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