6 Summer Activities for Seniors in South Jersey


Summer is here and the sun is shining! With COVID-restrictions lifting and more people getting vaccinated, it’s the perfect time for seniors to step outside and enjoy some fun summer activities. If you’re not sure what activity to do first with mom and dad – don’t worry! Our assisted living team in South Jersey has put together a list of local summer activities to do with your senior loved one.

#1 – 32nd Annual Cape May Music Festival. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of summer at the 32nd Annual Cape May Music Festival! The line-up for this year’s event includes the Atlantic Brass Band, the Bay Atlantic Symphony, the New York Chamber Ensemble, and legendary jazz singer Paula Johns. This series of outdoor musical events will take place through June at the beautiful, historic Emlen Physick Estate. There are also online-only events that you can stream to your home if you want to avoid the crowds – the perfect opportunity to create your own garden concert.

#2 – The West Cape May Strawberry Festival. Nothing says summer quite like the fresh, ripe sweetness of strawberries – and the West Cape May Strawberry Festival has the very best! This free event sponsored by the West Cape May Business Association is all about honoring these delicious berries in all their forms, with plenty of food, live music, and more. Hosted at Wilbraham Park, it’s a great family event for all ages.

#3 – Greater Cape May Historical Society Antique Sale. This antique show and sale is perfect for anyone who loves history, treasure hunting, and finding special vintage pieces to showcase in their homes. It will be hosted at Wilbraham Park on June 19th, with all funds going towards the Colonial House Restoration Fund. Come along and be enchanted by the past!

#4 – The Summer Crafts and Collectables Show. Beautiful local crafts and collectibles make this one of the best markets in the county. Hosted on June 26th at the Emlen Physick Estate, the Summer Crafts and Collectables Show is a fun day out for seniors and their families. With plenty of food stalls, treats, and entertainment, it’s a great chance to enjoy the sunshine, spend time together, and see what the best crafters and vendors in the area have to offer.

#5 – 31st Annual Quilt & Fiber Arts Show. Catch the 31st Annual Quilt and Fiber Arts Show at Historic Cold Spring Village on June 26th for a day of artistry, craftsmanship, history, and of course, fun. Listen to interesting speakers, watch live demonstrations, and see incredible craftsmanship from the top quilting and fiber art vendors in the country. It’s an outing for anyone who loves arts and crafts, plus children under 3 are free.

#6 – West Cape May Farmers’ Market. Farmers’ markets are back – and this is one of the best in New Jersey! The West Cape May Farmers’ Market will run for 10 weeks starting June 29th at Backyard Park’s Municipal Complex. This market is on no matter the weather, so put on your sunscreen or grab your umbrella and come visit the vendors. From fresh farm produce to herbs, antiques, live art demonstrations, seafood, kettle corn, great coffee, and local musicians, this market has it all – and plenty of wide-open space in which to enjoy it!

At The Shores, our assisted living community in South Jersey, we take a holistic approach to caregiving that supports a full, healthy and independent life in a professional, yet fun setting.

We care deeply about each person in our care, balancing the need for strict health and safety protocols with our focus on active aging. Our core mission is to help seniors stay independent and healthy, while enjoying life with those who mean the most.

For more information on the senior care services we offer at our assisted living community in South Jersey, please contact United Methodist Communities today or visit our website at: https://umcommunities.org/theshores/

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