Summertime Fun at Assisted Living? You Betcha!

When you think about assisted living, do you ever think about “fun?” Probably not. Most of us likely instinctively think of assisted living as being the last place we’d want to be for some fun. In reality, though, it can be a wonderful place to live.

In fact, it’s all about living. Seniors who choose assisted living for their future may have done so out of a sense of necessity, lack of other options, or uncertainty, but most of them quickly realize there are plenty of things to do and enjoy at one of these facilities.

With summer now in full swing, there might be a number of activities taking place at a local assisted living facility. What could some of those fun activities be?

Strolling along the grounds.

Assisted Living Spanish Fort, AL: Summer Fun at Assisted Living

Depending on where seniors live, summer can be intensely hot. However, mornings and late evenings are a wonderful time to get out and enjoy a leisurely stroll. At an assisted living facility with wonderful grounds to walk along, this can be a great way to enjoy nature, listen to the birds, and spend quality time with friends.

A nice barbecue.

Not all assisted living communities are going to provide the same amenities and opportunities to residents, but even if a facility does not ‘host’ a barbecue, they may have the option for barbecued food.

Eating at a picnic table outside the building on a nice, clear evening, can be a wonderful way to spend quality time with friends, visit with family, and other residents.

There’s something about grilling on a barbecue — whether it’s your favorite meat or just vegetables — that inspires great memories. This could be an exceptional opportunity to enjoy the summers more.

Spending time with family.

With kids off from school for the summer, family can make a vacation out of visiting with a grandparent or great-grandparent at an assisted living community. Seniors at these communities love when family or friends to visit.

Because summer is the most common time people head out on vacations, this makes it one of the more popular times of the year for visits at assisted living.

You see, summer can truly be a fun and rewarding experience for seniors at assisted living. It’s important to focus on the word living. That’s because elderly men and women who choose this option discover that quality of life can often improve for them, no matter what types of limitations, health issues, or other factors they face on a daily basis.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living near Spanish Fort, AL, contact Ashbury Manor Specialty Care and Assisted Living at 251-317-3017.

About Cindy Johnson

Ashbury Manor’s Administrator since 2008, Cindy Johnson is a long-time expert in the assisted living field. Prior to her arrival at Ashbury Manor, Cindy managed acquisitions and crisis management for existing and new larger senior care project developments for eleven years. As regional manager for an Oregon-based assisted living management company, Cindy was directly responsible for operations for five 50-65 bed assisted living facilities. As manager during the transition to new ownership, Cindy reorganized internal operations and conducted leadership training for Executive Directors. As a result of her management and expertise, one of the company’s facilities (in Ocala, Florida) received a deficiency-free survey, resulting in the lifting of a moratorium on operation.

A nurse for 36 years, senior care has always been Cindy’s passion. Desiring to work more closely with residents, Cindy became a Category II Administrator in 2005. As Ashbury Manor’s Administrator, Cindy understands the complexities associated with dementia and cognitive impairment and she has fallen in love with seniors with dementia or cognitive impairment and their families.

Cindy is Treasurer of the local “Senior Coalition” chapter. She enjoys mentoring new candidates who want to become administrators.

As a 16-bed facility, with Cindy's training and experience, our residents and their families can be sure Ashbury Manor’s carefully selected staff provides the expertise of a larger facility while maintaining the individualized personal care of a small special needs home.
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