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Awesome Activities for Seniors in August

Posted by Selena Jackson on Aug 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM


Summer’s not over just yet. There’s still plenty of time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather before fall rolls in. If you’re looking for some fun activities to do during the end of summer, consider some of the following.

Go Fishing

Spend all day on the lake or sit on the dock for a little while and fish with a friend. Pack a picnic lunch and eat outside by the water. Take your best friend, your grandchildren, or just yourself. Remember to dress weather-appropriate and take precautions to protect your eyes and skin against the sun. Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. If you’re going alone, make sure you take a phone with you and let family and friends know your plans.

Fly a Kite

Buy a kite online or at a local store, wait for a nice, breezy day, and take it outside and enjoy watching it soar through the clouds. This is a great activity to do with your grandchildren. Consider spending some time together building your own homemade kites before you take them out to fly them. Have fun with your kites in your own backyard, or take a trip to a local park and spend the day there with your loved ones.

Use a Metal Detector

Metal detectors can make for a great time on a beach vacation or at home in your very neighborhood. You might find some loose change, or you might find an expensive piece of jewelry. Metal detecting is fun for individuals or groups. Gather together with a group of friends, split into teams, and have a scavenger metal detecting hunt to see who can find the best little treasures.


You can garden any time of the year. Choose a time of day when the sun is not too high in the sky—early morning or late evening—and plant some of the fauna that grow best when planted in late summer. If you’re going to be outside for a long period of time, make sure you drink enough water and rest in the shade every once in a while.

Have a Coffee Group

Some local clubs have regular group meetings at coffee shops. If you’re interested in joining a club for seniors in your area, ask your local senior center which clubs meet in town. If you don’t want to join a club, start a weekly coffee group with your close friends. Gather together at the same spot, at the same time each week, order cold drinks to beat the summer heat, and talk about new books you’re reading, new travel destinations in your future, grandchildren, or whatever you want. This is your time to relax, unwind, and get out of the summer heat.


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Selena Jackson

Written by: Selena Jackson

Selena has been a nurse for 25 years, and has enjoyed 22 years caring for the elderly. As Senior Managing Director, she oversees operations in two of the Cottage locations. Selena is married to Michael Jackson, and has one son, Mason.