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Summer vacation is just what the doctor ordered! Studies have shown that vacations are linked to better physical and mental health, improved motivation, stronger relationships, and overall increased happiness.

For older adults, traveling to a new destination isn’t always possible– but that doesn’t mean they can’t experience the same benefits. Below are a few ideas on how to plan the perfect staycation to unwind and reset this summer:

Be a Tourist in your Hometown: It’s easy to overlook the unique elements and offerings of a town— especially when you live in it! Take a day to explore like you’re a tourist by visiting new or familiar attractions, local historical landmarks, shops and restaurants, or events.

Plan a Spa Day: A little R&R can go far! Spend 24 hours pampering yourself by scheduling a massage, getting a mani-pedi, or taking a long bubble bath while enjoying a good book.

Host a Backyard Camp-Out: Enjoy a camping “trip” in your own backyard. Pop up a tent and gather around a campfire with friends and loved ones. Share stories, stargaze, sing songs, and roast s’mores for a full camping experience!

Take a Virtual Museum Tour: Google Arts and Culture offers over 2,500 virtual tours of museums and galleries around the world. From the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, you can get immersed in art, culture, and history from the comfort of your own home!

Attend a Live Performance: Grab the popcorn and treat yourself to an evening of entertainment– whether it be a musical, comedy performance, or a new movie at the local cinema! Summertime also offers outdoor entertainment – often for free – at many neighborhood parks and city rooftops.

The possibilities are endless, so whatever you choose, make sure it’s an experience that leaves you feeling rejuvenated for the days ahead!

Envisage® is an experienced leader in aging services and in-home care community support. Designed for those older adults who want to age in their homes and avoid moving to a nursing home or assisted living community, Envisage supports your goal of aging successfully in the place you call home. Schedule a 1:1 conversation today!


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