A lot of people would assume we mean college seniors headed to the beach for their spring break, but what we actually mean is seniors- as in senior citizens. Like the rest of humanity, sometimes seniors need a break from their normal routine. A little change can be good, however, if the senior in your life suffers from memory loss, it is best to keep their routine consistent.
1- See A Movie – Take advantage of senior matinee specials at the local theater, and make a day out of it. Often, theaters will show older movies in the afternoon for a discounted price. Find a flick your senior loved one loves and see it on the big screen. Getting out and about is healthy.
2- Go out to Lunch – It may seem simple, but taking your senior loved one to a fancy or not-so-fancy lunch is the perfect way to break up the week. Take it a step further and get dressed up and go somewhere on the town, or keep it simple and go to a local diner, or even Costco… we’re told their hot dogs are pretty great!
3- Become a Tourist in Your Own Town – What is your town known for? Is it the amazing beach, the Chihuly Collection, or Spring Training for your favorite MLB team? Take your senior loved one to the museum, a spring training baseball game, or even just for a walk on the beach.
4- Grab a Drink – You read that right… if your senior loved one is able to have a cocktail- take them to have one! Check out the trendiest early bird special, and order a cocktail or a mocktail! Just go and have fun.
5- Visit with Grandkids – Do you live in a spring break destination like sunny Florida? Well if that’s the case, invite your college or older high school-aged grandkid to come to visit you! What kid doesn’t want to chill at the beach with their grandparents or have a free place to stay for spring break? I mean, invite them to stay and make them do the first four activities with you! It’s a win-win…
No matter what- spring break isn’t only for kids in school. People of all ages can and SHOULD celebrate!