Poor winter, we are always looking for its demise… but Spring, this is a season much anticipated! No more ice or snow ending chances of outside engagements as Spring opens doors and invites loved ones to shed coats and bask in the sun. Spring gives Seniors numerous occasions to engage outdoors.


“Spring is nature’s way of saying, Let’s party!” (thank you Robin Williams). Warm days have seasoned gardeners feverishly perusing seed catalogs, waiting for earth to warm just enough to pull on garden gloves, dig in the dirt, and smile at fat little worms. Seniors might be eager to stretch tired muscles, wear comfortable, lighter clothing, and plop on a garden hat. Knee pads, raised garden beds, and ergonomic garden tools are available for older gardeners.


Spring invites everyone to visit nature. Those who enjoy walking anticipate communing with Mother Earth one one-on-one by breathing deeply and enjoying clean fresh air. Sunglasses are a necessity as spring sunshine becomes more intense. Appropriate walking shoes prevent blisters and calluses. Be mindful of terrains and use a cane if unsure of walking surfaces. Increase the spring in your step and check out exercise classes focusing on balance such as yoga and tai-chi.


Health matters. Schedule medical, dental, and vision appointments before the urge to become more active engulfs you. Have blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol levels checked. If weight is a concern, take advantage of spring’s fresh produce and cut back on heavier “comfort” foods. Drink plenty of water. When busy with outdoor activities, hydration is often forgotten. Enjoy tall glasses of ice water with a slice of lemon or cucumber. Grab a moment to relax.


Enjoy a meal outdoors. Invite family and friends to an old-fashioned picnic. An outside picnic relieves stress, encourages relaxation, and has lungs pulling in fresh air. Play pickle ball, horseshoes, or soar on a swing. Be active while enjoying the company of others.


If you or loved ones are unable to be more energetic with a change of season, pull up a lawn chair and simply bask in the sunshine. The outdoors boosts both immune systems and moods.


Bridge to Better Living assists Seniors and their loved ones in all types of weather. Quality of Life is important to us and our clients. Put a little sunshine into your life and contact Bridge to Better Living for their free to client services when considering a transition to Independent, Assisted, Memory Assisted, or Long-Term care. Nothing is impossible in Spring.