After a long winter here in Ontario, we can’t be the only ones looking forward to some sunshine and warm weather. If you’re ready to get out there this summer, you’re in the right place.
As the top provider of home care in Toronto and Mississauga, Integracare helps Seniors in the GTA age in place joyfully. That’s why we’ve collected 12 summer activities for Seniors that you can enjoy with your loved ones.
Keep scrolling to find inspiration for the season. And remember, whatever you do, pack some sunscreen!
1. Take a Walk Outside
The summer is the perfect time to lace up your walking shoes and get outside. One of our Personal Support Workers (PSWs) or Live-In Caregivers can join you on these strolls any time you would like some company or help getting around.
Walking is a great physical activity for Seniors. It’s low impact, so it’s easy on your joints, and you can you set your own pace. Plus, it can help build stamina and strength as you walk more.
Here in the GTA, we also have an expansive system of municipal parks that provide a splash of green in the city. Many of them have paved or manicured walkways, so you can visit these parks even if you rely on mobility devices like walkers, canes, or wheelchairs.
If you plan on sticking close to home, be sure to take in all the beautiful flowers blooming on your block.
If you’re fit and feeling more adventurous, you can also take a walk through the woods with friends or family. We’re so close to the Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath, but there are plenty more trails, conservation areas, and provincial parks to explore.
2. Go for a Swim
It may take a while for summer to arrive in the GTA, but once it does, it gets hot. On those sweltering days with heat warnings and high humidity, there’s nothing better than taking a dip in a refreshing pool.
Swimming is an easy way to keep cool, and you’ll feel like a kid again as you dive, paddle around, or relax on a floatie.
Besides being a fun way to cool off, it’s also a fantastic form of ex