We use cookies to give you the best possible experience of our website. Some of the cookies we use identify your browsing habits and enable us to show you other content and products relevant to your interests. If you continue, we'll assume you're happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our website. See our privacy policy for more information on cookies and how to manage them. Close
We use cookies to give you the best possible experience of our website. Some of the cookies we use identify your browsing habits and enable us to show you other content and products relevant to your interests. If you continue, we'll assume you're happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our website. See our privacy policy for more information on cookies and how to manage them. Close

Sunrise Senior Living Blog

Sunrise Senior Living Blog

Outdoor Activities for Older People

Summer may be coming to an end, but there's still time to enjoy the great outdoors when the sun shines.

Regular exercise and outdoor pastimes aren't just fun, they are also an excellent way to get some fresh air and feel the sun on your face. Here are some ways in which active older people can make the most of what's left of the summer:

Walking
According to Age UK, walking is one of the best ways for elderly people to stay active. Even a gentle walk around the gardens of retirement villages or care homes is a great way to maintain healthy circulation and see a range of other health benefits. Regular walks are also an excellent way to offset the risks of gaining weight due to a slowing metabolism. Plus, getting out for a good walk is a great way to meet other residents of care homes and make some new friends.

Angling
Few things compare to the pleasures of spending a lazy afternoon by the lake or river, even if you don't catch anything. Fishing is an ideal pastime for older people, as it involves a minimal amount of physical exertion and enables anglers to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you've been a keen fisherman your whole life or have never picked up a rod before, you can discover the joys of angling easily and inexpensively.

Birdwatching
Birdwatching is an ideal pastime. Late summer is a great time to get out and enjoy the wildlife. Birdwatching can also be an excellent social occasion for like-minded people. Even individuals whose eyesight isn't as good as it once was can enjoy this relaxing activity, as binoculars today can be very powerful and affordable.

'Stress Hormone' Levels In Saliva Could Indicate Risk Of Dementia

New research suggests that testing the saliva of healthy older people could help identify individuals who are at risk for dementia.

Read More

Misconceptions About Care Homes: Part 2

There are many misconceptions about assisted living that simply aren't true. When you're ready to have a discussion about the possibility of moving into care, it's best to equip yourself with a few facts.

Read More

Misconceptions About Care Homes: Part 1

Many of us have misconceptions about assisted living or residential care homes that can stop us getting the help we need.

Read More

Too Much Television 'Could Lead To Dementia'

New research presented at America's Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Washington, D.C., suggests that people's television viewing habits could have an effect on their likelihood of developing dementia.

Read More