Chirping birds, flowers in bloom, and warm weather – what’s a better way to spend a summer day than having a family picnic? Going on a picnic can do wonders for both your physical and mental well-being. At Holbrook Life, we celebrate being a premier active adult living community for those seeking senior living communities in Woodstock, Acworth and Decatur. So let us share one of the best ways to escape and re-charge your batteries this summer, with a picnic.
The Benefits of a Picnic With Your Loved One
An outdoor picnic offers so much more than just casual lunches and barbecues. It allows you and your loved one to:
- Escape to the outdoors and soak up some vitamin D
- Break the everyday monotony and rejuvenate
- Increase your physical and mental activity levels
- Bond with family members who you may not get to see often
- Get together but also remember, for now, to practice social distancing safely
To make sure that your loved one will have a great time picnicking, some advance planning is recommended.
Tips for Planning a Picnic with Style
Before you embark on the grand adventure with your loved one, here are few tips to keep in mind.
Choosing the Location
Here in Georgia, there is a wide variety of destinations that are perfect for picnicking. From Piedmont Park to the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, you can discuss different picnic spots with your partner and see which place sparks their interests. Though our state has been in phase 2 of reopening, it’s still necessary to take proper precautions and opt for less crowded spots. With Georgia’s abundance of public and private lakes, creeks and rivers, a cozy waterside picnic is not hard to plan.
Prepare for the Weather
Always aim for days with a low chance of rain. Summer days are warm and beautiful, but here in Georgia, the heat can become quite brazen. Therefore, it’s important to stay well-hydrated with plenty water and foods with high water content, such as watermelon, zucchini, and cucumber. Also, make sure to pack sunscreen and apply it throughout the day. The most skin cancer cases are found among active adults who are 50 and older, so taking precautions to protect your skin is highly advised. Last, don’t forget Georgia weather can change quickly so be prepared for that unplanned afternoon shower.
Plan the Meal
When planning the picnic menu, it’s always best to keep it simple. You or your loved one may have dietary restrictions, so remember to keep them in mind and prepare the meal accordingly. Avoid serving foods that are easily spoiled in hot weather, like dairy products. Also, keep perishable foods in the cooler when you aren’t serving them.
“Don’t forget our Holbrook Communities all have wonderful, farm to table and fine dining options that can make your picnic a memorable experience.”
Organize the Activities
Consider different interests at your picnic and plan activities that can keep everybody engaged. Some possibilities include:
- Card games or board games
- Corn hole
- Ring toss
- Bocce ball
Reviewing Senior Living Communities in Woodstock? Holbrook Stands Out Above The Rest
At Holbrook Life, we know how to plan a picnic in style. We understand that being over 50 can mean freedom and the time to enjoy life, friends and family. Our communities all offer amenities that make living a getaway experience everyday. From our wine cellar onsite to our farm-to-table food offerings, we’ve got what it takes to create a perfect picnic day for you and your loved one.
Searching senior living communities in Woodstock, Acworth or Decatur? Then check out the Holbrook Life experience for active adult living. For more information, Contact Us Now or Call (404) 721-2172.