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Ways for Seniors to Welcome Spring

Ernest Hemingway "When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest."

That Hemingway sure had a way with words.

Spring is all about renewal, rebirth, and revitalization for the planet and all its denizens. As Mother Nature orchestrates her spring symphony, so do seniors burst forth from whence they’ve hunkered for the winter and emerge into the sunshine. 

Yep. It’s time to take this party outside.

Thinking spring means different things to different people. Check out these spring activities for seniors and maybe one or more will inspire you to, um…spring into action.

Laura Ingalls Wilder "Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat." 

Go the Extra Mile

There is one spring activity for seniors that checks every box. It’s loaded with sunshine and fresh air. It will invigorate your body and spirit, helping to stave off depression and improve muscle tone. It will provide social opportunities, it’s available any time – and it’s free.

So, where do you have to go to participate? Nowhere. Just open your door and step outside. No other spring activity offers all the benefits of a good walk. Whether you enjoy a solo sojourn or are more motivated by the presence of others, walking is the simplest way to combine exercise with an appreciation of the outdoors. Start a walking club and get your steps in on a regular basis.

Virginia Woolf "I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older."

Time for Trivia

When it comes to spring games for seniors, there is nothing like a live trivia tournament. As those of, let’s say, a certain age, you’ve accumulated more of a wealth of knowledge than you realize. Spring is the time to put all that trivia to the test.  Grab a trivial pursuit game tailored to info from your favorite decades on Amazon and plan to meet a group of friends in the park or recreation space in your active adult community. You are guaranteed an afternoon of laughs and memories.

Leo Tolstoy "Spring is the time of plans and projects."

Spring Cleaning

It may not be the most fun spring activity for seniors, but it does have its purpose and benefits. As you consider “rightsizing” into an Overture premier active adult community, it’s important to begin the process of clearing out the clutter and streamlining your possessions. Once you’ve waded through the accumulation of decades, you’ll feel lighter, more organized, and ready to step into this new chapter of your life unencumbered.

John Muir "Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm."

Be Crafty

Whether you are into scrapbooking, or needlepoint, or love to gather old photos and make wall collages, spring craft projects for seniors abound. Two friends who enjoy the same creative outlet can be a group. Three friends, a craft project, and a bottle of wine? Well, that’s a party.

Book a tour at the Overture active adult community of your choice and make this season your own personal springboard into your active adult adventure. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the friends who want to meet you are waiting.