End-of-Summer a Prime Time for Senior Recreation

by Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership

More summer fun for seniors
Late August and early September can be a great time to squeeze in a little more summer fun, especially for seniors. In regions where temperatures start to cool in late August or early September, it’s a safer, more comfortable time for seniors to enjoy outdoor recreation and travel.
An end-of-summer vacation doesn’t have to be extravagant. From simple day trips to a weekend away, it’s a great time for families to get together as back-to-school season nears. Here are five ideas for end-of-summer fun: 

Day trips to local attractions, such as a farmer’s market, flea market, park, zoo or botanical gardens. Travel can be easier and more comfortable with a CarCaddie, Rollator or cane, and other daily living and mobility tools. 

Swimming. Because the elderly are more prone to heat stress, it can be a safer time to enjoy the sun and water. For seniors managing incontinence, the SoSecure swim brief protects against urinary and bowel incontinence but can be discreetly worn under swimwear. 

Volunteering can be rewarding and raise a senior’s self-esteem. Teaching a skill or reading at a senior center, helping to beautify parks or neighborhoods, spending time with adoptable pets at a humane society, or visiting others at a hospital or nursing home all are ways to get involved. 

Apple picking, depending on the region, can start in late August or September and run through late October. Some places have stores, cafes and rest areas for those who prefer eating treats over harvesting.
Resort areas. Convention and visitors bureau Web sites contain information on nearby resort towns and
other weekend getaway ideas, and many offer discounted rates after Labor Day.

About The CareGiver Partnership. The CareGiver Partnership helps caregivers and their loved ones with answers to their caregiving questions, including information about home health care products and supplies, from our Wisconsin-based team of Product Specialists who are all current or former caregivers. The company’s Web site provides the largest online library of resources on subjects most important to caregivers — from arthritis to assisted living, and Parkinson’s to prostate cancer — as well as access to more than 3,000 home care products for incontinence, skin care, mobility, home safety and daily living aids. The CareGiver Partnership was founded in 2004 by Lynn Wilson of Neenah, Wis. Visit http://www.caregiverpartnership.com to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.


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