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Precious moments spent with family and loved ones are one of the most valuable treasures in life. Choosing an activity that makes everyone happy, however, can be a struggle. For older adults who are adjusting to limited health and physical mobility, it can be especially difficult to find shared interests with children and grandchildren. Regardless, spring brings with it many activities that are thrilling for all age groups. Here are a few ideas for group activities that will keep both children and older adults entertained.
You and your family aren’t the only ones excited by the warm weather. Birds and animals from around the globe are eagerly awaiting the new season – and they’re looking for a new place to call home for a while. You don’t have to be a master carpenter to build a birdhouse. In fact, the easy availability of kits means the process can be as simple or as complex as you like. As an added bonus, children who helped to finish the project will be eager to come back to check on their new tenants.
Planting flowers and vegetables is another low-impact, outdoor activity that is a great way to take advantage of the spring season. Once again, it’s an activity that encourages the family to come together time and again to cultivate and, finally, harvest and enjoy the produce! Planting a garden early in the season can set you up for months of satisfying, shared activities.
Warm weather draws us outside even for activities that are traditionally enjoyed indoors. Check the local paper to stay aware of outdoor movies, music and other performances in public areas. Though young and older generations don’t always agree on their favorite genre of entertainment, the novelty of outdoor showings is enough to overcome differences in opinion.
Likewise, taking a meal outside in an interesting setting is enough to elevate even a simple meal into a grand occasion that the whole family will be excited about. Whether you travel to a trail, a park, or even just the backyard, it will certainly be a meal to remember.
Sometimes locals don’t appreciate or take advantage of nearby attractions in the same way that tourists do. When you look around, however, you may find that you don’t have to travel far to have an adventure! In addition, exploring local attractions is a great chance for the older members of the family to give a little history lesson to the next generation. With a little planning, you’ll be able to pick nearby landmarks that are interesting and accessible to the whole family.
Planning activities as a family will help you grow stronger bonds in any circumstance. Likewise, Fedelta Home Care can provide the guidance and assistance to make your plans successful. Our dedicated home care professionals, located throughout the Puget Sound area, have the expertise that your elderly or infirm loved ones need to enjoy satisfying, enriching lives. To learn more about our comprehensive services, contact us today.