Getting older can be hard for some people, and can cause them to become isolated in their homes and avoid contact with other people. Maybe it is hard to drive or move around unassisted, and rather than reaching out for help, an elderly person might just stay home. But getting out is important, no matter how old you are. There are many nice outdoor activities that seniors can engage in over the summer of 2019.

Summer concerts are available in various parks across the city, and while some are geared decidedly to a younger crowd, others reach a larger audience and are very enjoyable to seniors. Check out Central Park SummerStage, NY Philharmonic in the Park, or the Metropolitan Summer Recital Series. For those who enjoy good old fashioned drama, Shakespeare in the Park can be a real treat for seniors, and by paying a small line sitting fee, seniors can avoid typical long lines.

Seniors who want to avoid concert crowds, can have their home care agency in NYC staff member take them somewhere more quiet, such as Wolfe’s Pond at the south end of Staten Island. The 300 acres of green space is a great place to set up a picnic and watch birds and other wildlife. Wolfe’s Pond is set aside from the main area where the Staten Island Ferry goes, which keeps it quiet and serene.

Of course, a wide variety of indoor activities can be outdoor activities as well. Many seniors enjoy playing card or board games, reading, being read to, or reading aloud to one another. Any of these activities can be enjoyed at a picnic table at one of New York’s many public parks. You can also hit the docks, many of which are wheelchair accessible and go fishing or even watch the birds, and with the various parades happening in the city throughout the summer, seniors out to do a little people watching as well.