Setting Up A Picnic Space For A Senior With These Easy Steps

comfortable senior picnic celebration physical rehabilitation exercisePicnics and barbeques are symbolic for good times shared with loved ones. They are casual yet special. Choosing to set up a picnic space for your senior can be a good way to stimulate their interest and lift their spirit. Plus, a picnic is also a pretext to promote the social interaction that comes with eating in a good company. You can also encourage them to get involved with food preparation.

However, considering their age, when you take your senior out for a nice picnic, you must make sure that the outgoing will be senior-friendly.  Maybe even get them to visit physical rehabilitation centers for several visits prior to picnic time to keep them moving easily and comfortably.

  • Seat them in a shady spot and limit direct sun exposure, as it might put their health t risk (seniors are more sensitive to the sun, not to mention that some medication increase the risk of sun stroke or sun poisoning).
  • Make sure your aging loved one stays hydrated while being outdoors. Pack enough bottles with fresh water, lemonade or other beverages they like
  • If you know you will be out until late in the evening, bring a light jacket for your senior; it might be needed.
  • Also bring a comfortable seat, as well as a cushion, because standing directly on the ground is not so comfortable for a senior.