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Summer activities are one of the best ways to spend time together and bond.

Yet, finding activities that are fun for everyone can be tricky.

Here’s a list of 12 summer activities for both you and your senior to enjoy!

At-home Activities

  • Game Night

Game night is a classic family-friendly activity. It’s extremely versatile, which makes it great for anyone. Brain games, acting games, guessing games, board games, mystery games, printable games- there are so many options, you’re sure to find something for everyone.

  • Movie Night

Movie night is another great versatile activity. Prepare some chilled apple cider, get some popcorn popping, and settle in for a fun, cozy night. If you’re having trouble choosing a film, you can even do a double feature!

  • Gardening

Gardening is a wonderful day time activity. It gets both you and your senior outdoors and soaking in some sunshine. It’s not too strenuous, and also gives you time to chat and relax. Just be sure to stay hydrated while you’re sitting and weeding!

  • Building Projects

If you and your senior love practical activities, this one’s for you. Simple at-home building projects are lots of fun, while also being incredibly useful. Projects like building a shed, dessert cart, wine case, shelving unit, or even furniture, give you and your senior a chance to bond over a shared activity with a practical outcome.

Active Activities

  • Nature Walk

Pack a small lunch and head out for a peaceful nature walk. Visiting a nature reserve is a lovely activity that gets you and your senior up and moving, without being too taxing. Set the pace, take breaks, and take in some awesome nature sights.

  • Beach Day

There’s so much to do at the beach, you can’t go wrong with this activity. Surfing, reading, tanning, walking, seashell collecting, sand castle building, beach sports- there are activities for everyone. And the best part is, you and your senior can do different activities while still being right next to each other. If sand is difficult for your senior to deal with, take a walk along the boardwalk instead. In any case, you’re breathing in the healthy ocean air!

Artsy Activities

  • Paint and Sip

At-home or at a studio, wine or hot chocolate, scribble or make art- a paint and sip activity can be anything you like. And, that makes it the perfect activity for any artsy senior and adult.

  • Side Hustle

If you’re looking for a practical, artsy activity- try starting a side hustle! Find something you and your senior both love to make, and set up a seller’s account online. It’s simple, easy, and can bring you in some nice extra cash. And remember, even if you don’t sell anything- the memory of creating something together will always be with you.

Accessible Activities

  • Brunch

Dining out is a fun experience that’s easily accessible to seniors with walkers or wheelchairs. Brunch is an inexpensive option that lets you feel fancy and is often less crowded than other meal times.

  • Gardens and Museums

There’s usually lots of space to maneuver when visiting gardens and museums, which makes them highly accessible activities. If you’re looking for an activity that’s lets you learn a little something, head on over to local museum. Or, buy some tickets to a nearby garden showing for a bit of fresh air.

  • Volunteering

There are usually plenty of accessible volunteering opportunities, both virtually and in person. Choose from projects like packaging food, tutoring, mentoring, chatting, playing, and more.

There are so many fun summer activities with plenty of options for everyone.

Don’t let the summer slip away. Get out there and make some memories!