As we enjoy the last remaining weeks of summer, you can still enjoy all kinds of activities that are less accessible in the looming colder months.
For some, it’s that fix of art, music and cultural experiences that will bring them joy. For others, it’s reconnecting with nature and the outdoors. For those who enjoy food, summer brings a chance to get out and sample a plethora of culinary treats.
Whatever the interest, there are many wonderful ways for seniors to live their best life when the sun is shining and the flowers are still in bloom.
In case you need some suggestions, here are some fun summer activities to enjoy:
Every city and town has a vast assortment of summer music concerts of every imaginable genre.
Some will opt for outdoor concerts in the park, while others prefer a cozy indoor venue, maybe even a neighbourhood pub.
The beauty is that there is something for everyone, old, young and in between. Here are a few examples of summer music in the Calgary area: Calgary Concert Listings / Rosebud Theatre Music Festival
Consider a visit to a museum in your area. In most cities, there are several options including natural history museums, music museums, and military museums.
Art galleries are especially fun to poke around in. Most cities offer a listing of the best galleries to visit. For special interests, check out listings of the current exhibitions that may be on in your area. For instance, here is the current Burnaby Art Gallery Exhibition.
Libraries are a lovely place to visit, not just for books, but also music and movies. Some offer book readings, music events, and live plays.
Calgary recently opened a spectacular new Central Library that is located downtown, just steps from the rapid transit system. Seniors may enjoy a C-Train ride and then a tour of this breath-taking venue. For a sneak peek, watch a video of Calgary’s new Central Library.
Sometimes the perfect activity is a visit to a park where there are paved trails and plenty of benches and picnic areas.
Most cities have parks galore, but if rural appeals, why not pack a picnic lunch and take a scenic drive to a provincial park?
It’s wise to go online and find parks and activities in your area that best suit your interest and physical abilities. For instance, here is a list of parks and activities in Alberta’s Kananaskis Country.
Foodies rejoice when the trees bud out and towns and cities welcome food trucks with all kinds of tasty treats.
In most cities, there is a list of the best Food Trucks to help guide you in your search for just the right indulgence.
And of course, an ice cream outing is always a favourite in the summer months. It’s no surprise that most cities will offer you a rating on the most desirable ice cream stops. Check out these hotspots: / Medicine Hat / Lethbridge
Whatever you land on, be sure to bring along extra clothing, snacks, water, and any important medications. And don’t forget your camera, to capture these special summer days.
Pat Fream is a wife, mother and 30-year writer with extensive experience in the human services industry. In all avenues of life, Pat seeks opportunities to hear and tell stories and finds joy in the magic of connecting people with shared experiences. An impassioned fan of seniors, Pat draws wisdom and inspiration from her aging parents and their friends, many of whom are living well in vibrant senior communities.