You know what they say, “All good things must come to an end.” Which is unfortunately the case about summer. It always comes and goes so quickly, but you shouldn’t let that happen without a proper send off. And hey, who says the fun has to end too? If you’re looking to make the most out of the last summer month with your loved one, check out our list of fun ends of summer activities for seniors – compiled by our senior living team at UMC Collingswood, in Camden County.
Roberts Pool Luau. A party is by far one of the best ways to say goodbye to summer, especially a themed party like a luau! Roberts Pool is a short drive from UMC at Collingswood and is hosting a community luau party on the 13th that will include a special lei greeting upon entry, Polynesian entertainment and hula dancers, shaved ice, fun games and prizes! This party is open to all public pool members and day guests at no extra charge – so there’s really no reason not to take part in all the end of summer swimming fun!
Read and Craft at the Library. By the end of summer, it’s safe to say most people have gotten their fair share of the sun. Seniors especially have to take extra precautions in the sun for they’re at a greater risk for sun damage and heat exhaustion. Visiting your local library to take part in special events is a great indoor summer activity. The Collingswood Public Library, less than 5 minutes away from our senior living community, holds book club meetings on the 3rd or 4th Wednesday of each month. They also have a fun coastal arts and crafts event planned on the 10th of this month, where seniors can make a keychain or pendant made out of pretty sea glass and wire.
Movies in Knight Park. This is another great alternative summer activity that doesn’t involve roasting in the sun. Beautiful Knight Park is only a 5-minute walk from our senior community and is the perfect place to gather with the whole family for a fun night out! Pack a big blanket, some lawn chairs, and a picnic basket with snacks, and enjoy hits like Disney’s Brave, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Space Jam under the stars. Movies in Knight Park are free and begin at dusk on Tuesdays and Thursdays in August. The big screen is located by the Browning and Collings intersection, near the gazebo.
End of summer activities for seniors at UMC
At our independent senior community in Collingswood, seniors are free to choose the lifestyle that makes the most sense for them – and are free to participate in all activities on-site. We always have a jam-packed social calendar each month, however, we have many special events scheduled for the end of summer in particular. Give one of our advisors a call today to learn more about how we are saying farewell to summer at UMC at Collingswood. If you are worried about mom or dad’s mobility and how it will interfere with group activities, our experienced associates are available 24/7 to assist if necessary and ensure the safety of all activities.
To find out more about independent lifestyles with support for seniors in Camden County NJ, please contact us today or visit our website at: https://umcommunities.org/collingswood
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