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Sometimes, Spring takes its time to bring warm weather to Ohio, but we finally have some warmer temperatures here in Dayton!

Warmer weather and sunshine, along with a great home care plan, make enjoying the outdoors with your senior a whole lot easier this season.

Read about our 4 favorite ways to best enjoy the outdoors with your senior this Spring.

Visit Your Local Parks

Everyone loves a park setting to enjoy the outdoors! If you have access to local parks near you, they make great spots to walk and talk with your senior, while taking in the best of nature. Parks are fun whether you have many miles of trails or just a quick loop around!

Searching for a local park?

Visit Dayton’s Parks and Recreation website to find a spot near you!

Take a Stroll Around the Neighborhood

No park near you? No problem! Consider going for a walk around your senior’s neighborhood instead. You’ll still get in plenty of steps and conversation while being close to home. Just make sure you know how to proceed if the sidewalk ends or your senior needs to turn back.

Take a Trip to Gardens and Museums

Gardens and museums make fun trips during the warmer months. There are almost always outdoor displays and installations – Especially at art museums and botanical gardens! These are fun trips to stimulate your senior’s mind and for both of you to learn something new!

Enjoy Lunch Outside

Sometimes your senior may not want to go anywhere, which makes having lunch outside a fun way to enjoy some sunshine! Journey to their backyard, a patio, or a balcony – Wherever they are comfortable to soak up some sun and have a nice meal.

Bonus Tip:

If it’s not quite lunchtime, you can always grab your senior’s favorite board game or a deck of cards and have some fun! No food is necessary for making memories or having your senior beat you in a game of War.

Life doesn’t have to change too drastically for your senior thanks to our individualized care plans at Home Care Assistance. We help your senior thrive, maintain their active lifestyle, and age in the comfort of their own home! To learn more about our flexible home care options available, please schedule your consultation by giving us a call.

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