Summer Fun at Pitman: What’s There to Do?

Summer Fun at Pitman

We’re in the primetime of summer, which means it’s time for some fun under the sun! Although seniors have to take extra precautions in the heat, there are still plenty of activities that they can safely take part in. Whether it’s at our assisted living community, or in uptown Pitman, we have a list of options that cover it all from our senior activities team in Pitman NJ.

Summer Swelter Craft Beer Festival! If you’re a fan of craft beer, this is not an event you want to miss. The festival will be held on August 13th, at Total Turf Experience – which is only a 5-minute car ride from UMC at Pitman. In addition to a selection of craft beers, this event also offers on-site food trucks, live music, and covered seating. If you splurge for VIP tickets, you can take advantage of an extra hour of early entry, smaller crowds, and the first pick of small-batch craft beers! It’s important to note that if August 13th ends up being a hot sunny day, older adults should lather up on sunscreen, drink extra water, and seek shade whenever possible throughout the day.

Local shopping trip to Uptown Pitman. There’s nothing quite like finding the perfect gift at a boutique. Not to mention, it feels good to support local mom-and-pop shops over industry giants like Amazon. As mentioned above, Uptown Pitman is only 5 minutes away from our senior living community and houses unique local shops like A Touch of Ireland, Chloe’s Creme Puffs, Bella Home Interiors, and Words Matter Bookstore. Plus, this is an activity that will keep seniors out of the summer heat and in cool, air-conditioned stores.

Plan a beach day by the boardwalk. It’s a bit of a drive, but worth it for some fun in the sun! South Beesley’s Point Beach in Cape May is about an hour away from UMC at Pitman and is a beautiful public beach to set up shop at for the day. If you’re looking for entertainment for the whole family and don’t mind a longer drive, Wildwood boardwalk adds only 20 more minutes to your trip. The Wildwood boardwalk includes many fun activities like amusement rides, dining, soft-serve ice cream, and other seasonal events. There’s a little something for everyone.

Outdoor picnic at UMC at Pitman. If the beach isn’t your scene, we have many spots outdoors in our community to gather with residents and families. Why not take advantage and plan a fun picnic with those you enjoy spending time with the most? Have everyone bring an appetizer or side dish, spread out a big blanket on the grass, turn on some music, and have yourselves a feast! Don’t forget to apply sunblock throughout the day and try to set up camp under the gazebo or a shady tree.

Events and Activities for Seniors at UMC at Pitman

UMC at Pitman provides many opportunities for seniors to have fun and socialize onsite. Our associates are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide assistance with daily tasks, including dressing, cooking, and medication management. They could also recommend the best spots to meet new friends and have fun activities to take part in! Call us today to see what we have planned for the end of summer, as there is always something exciting going on at Pitman!

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