Senior Outing Ideas

Keep seniors moving and excited with these great senior outing activities

caregiver outing ideasThese are a few senior outing ideas that caregivers can do with seniors when together. Keep in mind that these senior outing activities depend on mobility and willingness to participate.

Year Round Senior Outing Ideas:

  • Community Events: Check online 
  • Festivals
  • Museum Exhibitions
  • Art Shows
  • Attend clubs with senior who has a membership : even if it is just to go socially
    • Tennis
    • Golf
    • Gym
    • Bowling
    • Curling
    • Fitness/ Spa
  • Beauty Services
    • Hair/Skin/Nail treatments
  • Walk
    • somewhere scenic outdoors with benches to rest periodically.
    • A shopping mall during the winter months.
  • Swim Indoors
    • Find out when the senior swim is scheduled
  • Park close to the airport and watch planes land and take off.
  • Aquarium visit
  • Bake / Cook together
  • Brewery tour-see how its made together
  • Book a factory tour
  • Check local tours of how things are made (i.e. Cheese, ice cream, chocolate, blown glass decor…)
  • Art Class
  • Pottery Class
  • Ballet Production
  • Theatre Production
  • Movie Theatre
  • Symphony Concert
  • Bingo
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Food Tasting
  • Visit unique local shops (i.e. handmade toy making shop, British Products specialty store etc)
  • Art & Crafts Store and purchase a small project to do together
  • Play Cards / UNO
  • Chess, Checkers, jenga etc.
  • Make a puzzle together
  • Got to browse antique shops, 2nd hand stores, dollar stores (loads of fun inexpensive finds)
  • Large Cathedral Tour

Winter Outdoors Ideas & Activities:

  • senior outing ideasCross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Scenic drive
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Skating
  • Walking on cleared paths

Spring Outing Ideas:

  • Sugar Shack
  • Preparing Garden

Summer / Fall Outing Ideas:

  • Boat tour
  • Visit the Zoo or animal Park
    • Some parks you can stay in your car and drive by the animals
  • Landmark areas or activities in your area
  • Walk together along the water front, or ocean
  • Park close to the airport and watch planes land and take off
  • Tennis
    • Municipality courts are usually free and open courts in the middle of the day
  • Car Show
  • Outdoor Festivals
  • Garden center visit at a home improvement store
  • Farm visit and pick local produce
    • Berries
    • Apples
    • Cherries
    • Pumpkin
      *You can then bake together or carve the pumpkin
  • Vineyard tour and  sample the wine (if permitted)
  • Local Bird Center visit
  • Eco museum visit
  • Horse, Dog, Cow Show etc.
  • Memorial Events (i.e. veteran events, local events)
  • Gardening- go to flower/garden market together and buy flowers to plant
  • Fireworks event
  • Farmer’s Market (indoor & outdoor)
  • Outdoor Gardening

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