Fun Summertime Activity Ideas from 55 Plus Communities in Texas

Make The Most Of The Season with These Fun Ideas


Texas summers are magical with the warm climate, beautiful attractions, and smiling people! The state is full of entertainment and activities, making the summer a great time to get out and explore or enjoy your community. However, some days can be a little too warm to venture outside. With so many options, it can be hard to choose how to spend the day! Are you having trouble deciding what you want to do this summer? Keep reading for indoor and outdoor summer activity ideas from Sunshine Retirement Living’s over 55 communities in Texas!

Read a New Book

There’s nothing like spending a warm summer day enjoying a good book! Whether you’re an avid reader or don’t remember the last time you picked up a book, choosing a brand new read is a great way to pass the time. You can enjoy a book from the comfort of your home if it’s too warm to venture outside, or you can head to a local spot, like a park or a beach, to dive in. If you aren’t much of a reader, here are a few books from different genres that you may enjoy:

Go For A Hike or Bike Ride

Take advantage of any cooler summer days by getting outside and exercising! Around Texas, there are plenty of trails, hikes, walkways, beaches, parks, and other spots that are perfect for a morning stroll or bike ride. This is a great way to exercise–with the perk of enjoying beautiful views. So, grab a friend and get out there!

Take A Class

We don’t believe people who say ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’. We firmly believe it’s never too late to learn a new hobby! This summer, challenge yourself to learn something new, or take your skills up a level, by partaking in a class. There are so many excellent educational classes that you can take in Texas. Here are a few ideas for fun classes:

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Dancing
  • Painting
  • Candle-making
  • Woodworking
  • Welding

And for seniors who want to learn but don’t feel like leaving home, never fear! Our Texas retirement communities regularly host events where residents can learn, socialize, and try something new.


Taking time to give back to your community can be a gratifying, humbling, and inspiring experience. No matter what you’re passionate about, whether it’s animal welfare, human rights, housing or food insecurity, there is sure to be a local organization near you looking for volunteers. So, grab a friend to join you and make a difference in your community!

Go To The Farmers Market

Summertime is the perfect opportunity to spend weekends or weekdays browsing your local farmers market. Texas’ farmers markets are bountiful, offering the freshest eggs, veggies, fruits, meats, and homemade products. Plus, there are many perks to shopping at the farmers’ market rather than retail grocery stores–you are directly supporting your community members, the negative impact on the environment is reduced, and you get tastier items!

Try a Refreshing Recipe

Sometimes the best summer activity is beating the heat with a delicious, refreshing recipe. We encourage you to cool off with a tasty snack, drink, or meal made with local ingredients–like ones from the farmers market! Here are some refreshing summer recipe ideas:

Host A Game Night

The Texas climate can get so hot that it’s almost unbearable to venture outside. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the indoors in the summer. One of our favorite ways to have fun and beat the heat is having a game night. Invite your friends over for some friendly competition and play games such as Pictionary, trivia, Texas Hold’em, Rummikub, and Scrabble. Plus, you can make and serve one of those refreshing summer recipes above for everyone to enjoy!

There are plenty of ways to enjoy summertime in our Texas over 55 communities. We offer endless activities to ensure our residents make the most of each day. From cornhole to swimming to trips in town, there is always something exciting to look forward to in Texas!

Contact our friendly team today to learn more about Sunshine Retirement Living communities in Texas.

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