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Summertime Adventures for Seniors: Planning the Perfect Daytrip

As a senior, it can be difficult to go on fun summer adventures. But with a little bit of planning, you can plan the perfect day trip. Whether you want to stroll through a museum or are trying to hit the pool, check out these important tips to help make the most out of your summer adventure. 

Find a Body of Water 

Swimming is one of the best activities you can do for your body. It increases your heart rate, exercises your joints, and stretches out your muscles – all without putting too much strain on your body. 

Take your friends and family to a body of water to do some easy, fun exercise. If you live with others at your assisted living facility, bring the whole gang down. 

Bring the Essentials

It’s important not to leave home without some basic essentials. This is especially true if you plan to do an outdoor excursion. 

Each year, unprepared hikers succumb to deadly summer heat – don’t get caught without water! Prepare by bringing plenty of water, sunscreen, fans, and more. 

No matter your day trip, bring essentials like: 

  • Water 
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • A hat
  • Any medications you might require
  • Towel 
  • First aid kit 

Of course, the location and activities of your day trip will inform your essentials list. Sometimes, it can help to write down the list the night before to make sure you don’t forget anything. 

If you’re going on a long day trip (or even staying overnight), check with your pharmacy to pack all of your necessary medication. 

Experience Local Restaurants 

There’s nothing better than enjoying some quality food on your day excursion. Visiting local restaurants can be a big part of the fun of a day out.

Find a place offering a type of cuisine you enjoy or one you’ve always wanted to try, and make it part of your adventure.

Bring Binoculars 

Venturing into a state park or wilderness hike? Setting sail on a sailboat? Exploring a nature trail? Make sure to pack a set of binoculars to further enhance your experience. 

While other friends may remember the essentials like water or a hat, most people forget that bringing binoculars can make the trip much more enjoyable. 

Check Florida Assisted Living Facilities for Discounts 

Are you a resident of Florida assisted living facilities? If you are, check for discounts; many Florida assisted living facilities offer great discounts for events, museums, zoos, and more around your community.  

You can also check with your local library for discounts as many places offer great deals for senior citizens. 

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