Columbus seniors can look forward to a fun summer of attending exciting local events where they can engage with their community. Getting out of the house for a fun-filled activity can also enhance a senior’s outlook on life. Here are a few local happenings Columbus seniors need to mark on their calendars.
1. Peddler’s Picnic
This outdoor market will be held at the North Market at 59 Spruce Street every Sunday from June 4th to October 29th from 10am to 3pm. Seniors can get some exercise while walking from booth to booth in the fresh air engaging with over 45 vendors and checking out what they’re selling. Booths will showcase fruit preserves, artwork, air plants, pet supplies, and more. Shopping at this market is also a wonderful way for seniors to meet and support the locals. Admission is free.
Some seniors may require transportation and assistance with other tasks so they can attend local events. Columbus home care experts are available to provide high-quality care to seniors on an as-needed basis. From assistance with mobility and exercise to providing transportation to the doctor’s office and social events, there are a variety of ways professional caregivers can help your aging loved one continue to live independently.
2. First Tuesday Tea
The King Arts Complex at 867 Mount Vernon Avenue hosts a free monthly senior social on the first Tuesday of every month from noon to 2pm. This informal forum gives seniors the opportunity to spend their summer learning, making friends, and boosting their self-esteem by engaging in topics ranging from current issues to music. Each workshop will also include presentations by community leaders and lecturers.
3. Cinema Under the Stars
This outdoor movie series will take place in the gorgeous Topiary Park at 480 East Town Street. Every Saturday through August 19th a different movie will play from 7:30pm to 11pm. Seniors can have a unique summer experience watching their favorite movies while enjoying free popcorn with friends or a caregiver. They can bring a low-back chair or spread a blanket on the grass for comfortable seating. There will also be food trucks available on-site offering a variety of treats.
Some art therapists have found that seniors with Alzheimer’s disease often respond to movies and music from their past. Every senior living with Alzheimer’s deserves high-quality Alzheimer’s care. Columbus, Ohio, families can rely on the caregivers at Home Care Assistance to keep their loved ones safe while managing the symptoms of the disease. Using our Cognitive Therapeutics Method, our caregivers help seniors regain a sense of pride and accomplishment while slowing the rate of cognitive decline.
4. Sounds of the Town
The Easton Town Center is home to an outdoor summer concert series that will take place on every Wednesday from June 7th until August 30th from 6pm to 9pm. Concerts will showcase a variety of music from country to jazz each week. Seniors can get some energy-boosting fresh air while listening to live musical performances that may enhance their emotional wellbeing. Admission is free.
5. Jazz and Rib Festival
This highly anticipated summer festival will take place in downtown Columbus, and it runs from July 21st to 23rd from 11am to 8:30pm. At this fair, seniors can celebrate summer with their community and enjoy days of ongoing jazz while eating some of the best barbecue ribs and chicken. It is an exciting summer event that can uplift a senior’s spirit and help him or her make new friends.
Community festivals, theater, concerts, and other social events are best enjoyed with company. A dedicated caregiver can provide around the clock assistance and transportation to such events. If you are the primary caregiver for a senior family member and you need respite care, Columbus, OH, Home Care Assistance is here to help. Our respite caregivers are trained to assist older adults with a wide variety of everyday tasks, including meal prep, physical activity, and personal hygiene. We also provide 24-hour care and specialized care for seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s. To learn about our customized respite, live-in, and senior care plans, call one of our professional Care Managers at (614) 481-8888 today.