Happy summer!!! Following the less-than-pleasant winter weather we experienced this year, and the equally less-than-pleasant spring weather (for the Twin Cities, the snowiest April in recorded history. Yikes!), I think we all deserve whatever good weather (and SENIOR SUMMER FUN) this summer can pitch our way.
In my opinion, SENIOR summer fun means perhaps a BIT less physical activity for SOME of us, but not all. Common sense dictates we all have to be careful to not fall from our bicycles; to not slip and fall during a tennis match or softball game; to pay more attention to almost everything we do physically, but to not let being more alert ruin or dampen anything we enjoy doing as seniors during the best season of the year for outdoor fun in this part of the country. The only "dampening" we should allow is an outdoor game’s "rainout." Even then, why not dance in the rain, then seek dry shelter quickly! (So there!)
"Back in the day", I remember watching seniors playing horseshoes, Bocci Ball, badminton, lawn bowling and volleyball. I think there are many seniors who still participate in those senior summer activities, as well as the aforementioned bicycle riding (even bicycles built for two) and the other aforementioned, tennis. Another senior summer fun activity is, of course, swimming. Even if you have physical restrictions to enjoyment of swimming or any water sports, I think it's still fun to sit on the edge of a pool or lake and just dip your toes into those waters. If you have access to a kayak or canoe, to me there's almost nothing so peaceful as paddling in the calm (and calming) waters of one of our MORE than 10,000 lakes. We have so many varieties of senior summer fun from which to choose, especially in Minnesota. (Iowa, too, for Ebenezer community residents there.)
On summer days when outdoor activities might be prohibited by excessive heat, rain and/or thunderstorms, in my opinion it's also fun to avail oneself of a checkerboard or other board games, as well as playing any number of card games that come to mind. Playing those games with fellow Ebenezer community residents also brings smiles on stormy days and makes us appreciate the fact we have the blessings to have so many fun activities, indoors or outdoors, from which to choose and share during this energizing season of the year.
(We always have fun things happening at our communities. Just go to an Ebenezer community website and check out their social calendar. Give them a call to join in the fun!)
Thank you for reading and be of good cheer! Happy summer, once again!