Summer is on its way out, but there's still time to pack in as much fun as possible. Seeking out activities that bring you joy is important for seniors' well-being. But with so many possibilities, narrowing down your top priorities can take time and effort. That's why Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care services have created the perfect summer bucket list to inspire seniors in the Heartland to get out there and enjoy the season!
A summer bucket list is all about having a blast and enjoying the warm, sunny weather! It's like a personalized to-do list, full of things to do and experiences to have. Whether you want to explore nature, bond with your grandkids, or try something new with a caregiver, you’ll go on new adventures, rediscover old passions, and have the best summer ever!
Making a bucket list is easy and fun! You can start by thinking about activities you love and ones you want to try. You can also include places you want to visit. The sky is the limit. Get creative with ideas — big or small, anything goes! Write down all the things you want to do before the summer is over and cross them off as you complete each item. Below, you’ll find Seniors Helping Seniors® ideas to inspire your list to help you have the summer of your dreams!
For the Outdoor Enthusiasts
Getting outside has awesome perks for seniors. Being in nature helps melt away stress and improves your mood. For those who want to explore the great outdoors this summer, here are a few ideas you can try.
- Go on a nature walk in a local park or nature reserve.
- Have an outdoor picnic with friends or family.
- Try out gardening and grow your flowers or vegetables.
- Go birdwatching and see how many local bird species you can find.
- Volunteer for a community outdoor clean-up event.
There are so many outdoor activities you can enjoy this summer and our caregivers are always up for an adventure. Think about which activities are calling and add them to your bucket list!
For the Social Butterflies
Summer is way more fun when you share the enjoyment with others. Make new memories and deepen connections with your friends, family, and a Seniors Helping Seniors® caregiver. If your goal is to have fun with your loved ones and make new friends, here are some ideas you can try.
- Join a club or community center to meet like-minded people.
- Host a themed potluck dinner party with friends and family.
- Invite a neighbor to go out and get a scoop of ice cream with you.
- Coordinate a day trip with your friends or family to a nearby attraction or scenic location.
Fill your days with good company, laughter, and unforgettable moments! By adding some social activities to your bucket list, you’ll make it summer for the books! Need help planning or getting to or from an event? Get in touch! Our caregivers love helping clients make the most of each day.
For the Imaginative Creators
Adding some artsy crafts to your summer bucket list is an absolute must! It'll allow you to let your imagination run wild and create something beautiful. We've rounded up some creative ideas to get your list started.
- Take an art class or workshop to learn a new technique or medium.
- Start a nature journal and document the wildlife around you.
- Create a scrapbook to preserve your summer memories.
- Try a DIY project to add a personalized creation to your living space.
- Make handmade gifts to give to your loved ones.
Summer is the perfect time to explore new, creative hobbies. Make memories and masterpieces by adding crafty activities to your bucket list.
Summer bucket lists are all about sparking excitement and Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care services are here to help. Try new things, revisit old passions, and embark on adventures you've always dreamed of all with a compassionate and fun caregiver by your side. So, grab a pen and a notepad, sit back in your favorite chair, and jot down all those fantastic ideas. Let’s work together to make the season unforgettable, one bucket list item at a time.