Three-Day Weekend Fun with Seniors for President’s Day
A three-day weekend is a great opportunity for friends and family members to get together with their beloved seniors. With many schools and businesses closed Monday in honor of President’s Day, it’s a great time to plan a fun weekend or even a quick trip with a multi-generational family or a group of friends. Fellowship Square shares some fun three-day weekend ideas.
Take a Trip — For many families that span a wide age range, a three-day weekend affords the time for family members to get together for a quick weekend getaway without having to take time off work or have students skip school. There are many great travel destinations that offer culture, history, entertainment, and dining for all ages that are just a short plane ride from Arizona. From San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland along the West Coast to Austin, Denver or even Chicago, a lot can be explored in another city in three days — and typically a quick trip doesn’t necessitate long-term planning and booking.
Get Outside — On the other hand, why leave Arizona when the state and especially the Valley is in its prime when it comes to weather. It’s practically unbeatable! So Fellowship Square encourages families and seniors to get outside and enjoy it! Take a bike ride or a hike, or play tourist in the city — there are some great golf cart and trolley tours that explore areas such as Old Town Scottsdale.
Get Dirty — It may still officially be winter for a while yet, but green thumbs can take advantage of the warmer temps and sunshine to start preparing their gardens for spring planting. Gardening is not only enjoyable, there is some research that points to benefits including improving dexterity in the hands and overall mobility and strength, reducing stress, increasing flexibility and more. AARP even reports that a study, which included 2,800 people over the age of 60, found gardening could actually lower the risk of dementia by 36 percent.
Have a Mini Family Reunion — There doesn’t have to be a big occasion to get the family together to spend some time together. The three-day weekend affords a little extra time for busy families with members of all ages to make time to get together. Whether having a BBQ or a party, or going somewhere, make sure the venue and entertainment are appropriate for a wide range of ages and interests.
Regardless of how President’s Day is spent, Fellowship Square wishes its residents, family members and staff a wonderful weekend!