Last Minute Summer Activities for Seniors
Summer always comes and goes so quickly, but there is still time for a last hurrah! In fact, August can be the best time to visit the beach if you haven’t already this summer. The weather cools down a bit, and the water warms up – you just can’t beat that combination! If you’re looking to have some last-minute summer fun before the season’s over, check out our list of fun activities for seniors in Gloucester County.
Visit Local Parks and Gardens
Gloucester County boasts several beautiful parks and gardens perfect for a leisurely stroll or a picnic. Sites like the James G. Atkinson Memorial Park, Scotland Run Park, and Red Bank Battlefield Park offer picturesque views, well-maintained walking trails, and serene natural settings. Did you know that Red Bank Battlefield Park was the location of the Battle of Red Bank in the American Revolutionary War in 1777? These local parks provide an ideal opportunity for seniors to reconnect with nature, engage in light exercise, explore history, and even meet up with some friends!
Attend Outdoor Concerts and Festivals
Summer is synonymous with live music and outdoor festivals. Check out the event calendars of local venues, community centers, and performing arts organizations to discover upcoming shows and performances. For one, the Riverwinds Street Fest is back for summer 2023 in West Deptford! All concerts from June 9th to August 18th are held in the RiverWinds outdoor amphitheater at 7pm (weather permitting). The shows are a great opportunity to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, immerse yourself in the music, and spend quality time with friends and family.
Explore Historic Sites
Gloucester County is rich in history, and summer offers the perfect opportunity to explore its heritage. Visit historical landmarks like the Gloucester County Historical Society Museum, the Whitall House, or the Indian King Tavern Museum. These places offer guided tours, interactive exhibits, and a chance to learn about the county’s fascinating past.
Take a Day Trip to the Jersey Shore
Our independent lifestyle community in Pitman is conveniently located about an hour from the Jersey Shore, providing easy access to beautiful beaches and coastal towns. Spend a day relaxing on the sandy shores, enjoy a refreshing swim in the ocean, or indulge in delicious seafood at one of the many coastal restaurants. We might be biased, but we’ll always recommend Ocean City, NJ – home of one of our sister communities, UMC at The Shores, and continually voted the best beach for families! Don’t forget to get a soft-serve cone or some saltwater taffy on the boardwalk! That’s a must in our book.
How UMC at Pitman Can Make Your Loved One’s Summer Unforgettable
Seniors often face challenges with transportation, especially during the summer when there is so much going on! UMC at Pitman can arrange convenient and reliable transportation options, allowing seniors to participate in various activities outside the community. For residents of UMC at Pitman who want to stay put, our on-site community life team can provide information about special events and activities planned for this month. These events may include outdoor excursions, group outings, or themed social gatherings to celebrate the last hurrah of summer. It’s an opportunity for seniors to enjoy engaging activities, connect with like-minded individuals, and make new friends right outside their apartment door.
So, don’t let the summer slip away—embrace these activities and make the most of the beautiful season while it lasts! For more information about our independent senior living community in Gloucester County, please give us a call or visit our website at: https://umcommunities.org/pitman/