Now that spring has (almost) arrived in Kansas City, you’re going to want to get outdoors and enjoy some of that beautiful weather! Here are some spring activities for Kansas City seniors. Depending on your level of independent activity, you may need your home care provider to help with some of these.
*Note: If you’re a caregiver for someone who has Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia, there are some activities on this list that the two of you might also enjoy.
Visit the plaza. Meet friends for lunch on an outdoor patio; then do some shopping.
Do some gardening. If you can’t get down on your hands and knees, plant an elevated herb garden or put some flowers in large pots on your patio or in window boxes.
Plan a potluck. If you don’t have enough outdoor space at your home, there are plenty of Kansas City parks with picnic tables, shelter houses, and even barbecue grills. Have everyone sign up to bring a dish so you won’t end up with 10 bowls of potato salad or a table full of potato chips.
Go for a drive. Choose a route that has tree-lined roads so you can see the blossoming trees. Open your windows and enjoy the spring breeze.
Check out a botanical garden. This is a good option if you’re looking for some peace and tranquility. Take a walk through the gardens and enjoy nature’s beauty. Some Kansas City botanical garden options include Powell Gardens and the Overland Park Arboretum.
Explore downtowns. There are so many cities in the Kansas City metro area, many of which have easily walkable downtown areas with unique shops and restaurants. Some examples are Downtown Lee’s Summit, Independence Square, and Historic Downtown Liberty.
Visit City Market. Buy some fresh produce or gift items, then have lunch outdoors. If you go on a Sunday, City Market also has a Vintage Sale where you can shop for antiques or collectibles.