Now that summer is officially here, there are many things you one can look forward to. With the warmer weather, longer days, and endless vacations, it may be a bit difficult to determine which activities are safe, yet fun for seniors. Whether it be at a retirement community such as The Wellington or in the Medicine Hat area, there is always something for seniors to do this summer.

Here are 4 summer activities for seniors at a Medicine Hat retirement community:

Going for a walk

With the longer summer days, you can move your daily exercises outdoors by taking a stroll outside the Medicine Hat retirement community. Going for a walk is one of the simplest ways you can get exercise without it being too physically demanding.

Reading a book

No more staying indoors when you can read a good book outside under the sun while enjoying the fresh air. It’s the perfect summertime activity if you want to do something by yourself. Just remember to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Having a picnic

One of the best parts about summer is that there are plenty of activities seniors can do with their friends or family members, such as having a picnic at a Medicine Hat park or beach. This is a great way to spend time with your loved ones while you enjoy some good food and fun activities and games.


This is usually an activity most seniors look forward to during the summer as it is something they are very proud of when their flowers and vegetables begin to grow. Engaging in this activity helps seniors get their vitamin D intake for the day while also reducing risks of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

If you’re looking to find the right seniors community in Medicine Hat, for you or a loved one, book a tour at The Wellington Retirement Residence today! Contact or call 403-526-5762 today to learn more. We look forward to getting to know you!