Spring is known as the season of change. If you are caring for an aging loved one, we have a few ideas for activities that can help you both enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Scroll down for a list of spring outdoor activities for aging parents, and savor the weather together!
Birds Can Be Fed
Many of us like caring for and nurturing animals, particularly birds. Make your garden into a bird-watching haven. You can look into the many feeders and bird food alternatives on the market to see which ones will appeal to the birds. Set out peanuts for the Steller’s jays or a hummingbird feeder with sugar water to create a flurry of activity. Purchase or reposition a small birdbath outside the window. Bird watching, tracking, and feeding may be a fun springtime activity.
If your mother enjoys digging in the dirt, she can be a valuable asset in the garden. Remove any stray branches or leaves that have accumulated throughout the winter. Make a garden plan with your parent. Place new blossoms, planters, and patio furniture where you want them. Get a healthy dose of vitamin D from your garden if you’ve spent far too much time indoors this winter.
Go for a Drive on a Sunday
Open the window, put on your sunglasses, and let the fresh air in while driving without a goal and following your nose. Alternatively, schedule a visit to the tulip fields or a leisurely drive across the countryside to your favorite little town. Wherever you go, pack snacks, beverages, and enjoy the views.
Bring Nature into Your Home
Consider how you may bring these fresh colors and scents within now that everything is green and blooming. Make a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers from your yard or shop for flowers and greens at the supermarket. To add scent and flavor to your cooking, plant herbs in your kitchen window. Bring in some potted plants to liven up the place.
Take a Walk Among Nature
A walk in a local garden or along a nature trail is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise. The blooms and hues might make you want to start planning your own garden. For a good time together, remember to apply sunscreen and handle your mother’s seasonal allergies.
Ice Cream Is a Great Way to Relax and Unwind
Gourmet ice cream stores are currently quite popular, offering new and unusual flavor combinations to sample. Alternatively, dust up your ice cream maker and experiment with some new recipes. As the weather warms up, there’s nothing more enjoyable than sharing this frozen delight in the sunshine.
Pay a Visit to a Farmers’ Market
Locate a market where you may buy seasonal food and prepare a meal together. Spring is an excellent time to begin eating lighter meals, such as a large fresh salad, veggie quiche, or fruit tart. Make burgers on the barbecue or a blackberry cobbler to bring back memories of your childhood.