The hot and sunny days of July have arrived. It’s peak summer season and to make sure you are enjoying the long sunny days, here is a list of summer activities you can do that not only you but your family and friends will enjoy too!

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Fishing
A calm way to enjoy the day while still being able to do something. You can go fishing to a lake near you with your grandchildren and sit and enjoy the serene surroundings. When and if you catch a fish, you are set for dinner.

Strolling
Go out for a walk in the nature or around the neighborhood. Enjoy the sunlight and the fresh air. You can also gather your grandchildren and take them out into the nature for a scavenger hunt. Walking outdoors will keep your body and your mind healthy and fit.

Gardening
Have your grandchildren lend you a hand in planting beautiful flower seeds or a vegetable garden in your backyard. You’ll be looking forward for them to grow and blossom and it’ll keep your mind active as you’d be constantly checking up on your garden.

Golfing
This sport is great for both relaxing and staying active. Grab your clubs, gather a few friends, and go to the nearest golf course. Playing out in the open will have you taking in the sunshine and the greenery, while keeping you socially and mentally engaged in the sport.  

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Community Events
Check for the numerous community activities and events going on in your neighborhood or town! You will have plenty of options on what to do such as go out for a movie, walk through an art gallery, attend an outdoor theater play or a concert. You can also take a look around flea markets and other events going on in a nursing home nearby. Look up classes on water aerobics or just simply go out for a swim.

Nature photography
Grab your camera and take a walk in the nature to photograph the scenic beauty around you such as birds, trees, the sky, and squirrels. Let yourself take in the nature and be creative with your pictures.  

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Games
When it comes to games, you can pick between yard games or indoor board games with your family and friends. Yard games can include horseshoes, frisbee darts, volleyball, and badminton.  You also can try some family favorites, such a Monopoly, Scrabble and some of the newer ones, such as Pictionary and Articulate.

Garden parties
Have a tea party in your backyard with your favorite people. Keep it a simple event and enjoy the beauty of nature right in your backyard. Chat it up and talk about the fun memories you have shared with your family and friends and the stunts you pulled growing up.

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Boat rides
Paddling a canoe or riding a sunset cruise that offers dinner are a great way to spend a summer evening. See if your community offers boat rides near a lake or river. You can rent a boat for the day and relax on water while taking in the nature around you.

Picnics
Picnics are a lovely way of going outside and enjoying the sunshine in the summer. Bring foldable chairs, a picnic mat, and your favorite sandwiches and fruits. You can even consider going strawberry picking since they are in season.  

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Volunteer
Volunteer to read Children’s stories at a library near you or look for book clubs you can join at your library. A local library can be a great resource for other community activities as well. Also, look for movie theaters where you can usher and get in for free in return or hospitals for volunteer opportunities. Volunteering will maintain a sense of purpose since you would be giving back and helping others.

We hope these suggestions give you some ideas into how you can spend your warm summer days. If you have any comments, concerns, or questions, please reach out to us! Here at BlueStar, it is our goal to keep you and your loved ones Safe, Healthy, and Connected. We do this through offering best medical alert systems for seniors that are available on our site. These senior life health products can deliver push button emergency help so you are never alone. If you have any questions, please contact a product specialist today at (800) 300-1724, option 1!

 

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