Outdoor Activities for Retirement Communities in Columbus Ohio

Here Comes The Sun – Make The Most of it!


From boosting serotonin levels, to regulating the immune system, to improving sleep quality, there are so many wonderful benefits of spending time in the sun. Luckily, there are also many ways for your loved one to enjoy the outdoors at Sage Park Memory Care and Transitional Assisted Living. Our manicured and secured grounds are easy on the eyes, plus they offer all the safety and supervision for your loved one to have fun this season. While we know getting the benefits of sunshine is important, we know it’s also necessary to take care to avoid too much sun in order to prevent sunburn, heat exhaustion, and other negative side effects.

Keep reading to learn about some of the ways we encourage our residents to have fun in the sun at our community.

Take a Stroll

Did we mention that our community is well-kept and beautiful? We encourage our residents to take strolls around our community to get some good old fashioned outdoor exercise. We are always happy to provide them assistance, and our well-tended gardens and walking paths ensure that your loved one stays safe within our community.

Read a Book

While it may seem a bit counterintuitive, you can still get all the benefits of sunshine when in a shaded area. So, why not grab a book and find a shady spot outside to read? This activity provides both brain stimulation and can boost mood with the added benefits of sunshine!

Indulge in a Snack

Even just getting outside to enjoy a snack can be a simple way to get some fresh air. Our dedicated kitchen staff is always happy to provide residents with delicious yet nutritious snacks or meals that they are welcome to enjoy in the great outdoors. We encourage residents to take in the sights and sounds around them while spending relaxing time outdoors – it can be quite therapeutic!


Did you know that there are more than 400 bird species in Ohio? That means lots of varieties to see! From American Goldfinches to Eastern Bluebirds to Northern Cardinals, your loved one is bound to see a plethora of birds right in our community. Bright red with a beautiful singing voice, Ohio’s state bird, the cardinal, is sure to make an appearance!

Spend Time with Fellow Residents

What better way to enjoy the outdoors than connecting with fellow residents? That’s one of the great benefits of your loved one living with us at Sage Park – they are constantly surrounded by peers. All of the activities we’ve previously mentioned can be more fun with friends to enjoy them with!

At Sage Park, we’re always finding safe, fun ways for our residents to enjoy the sunshine. However your loved one prefers to get outside at our community this season, we’ll make sure to always follow these sun safety rules of thumb so you can rest assured knowing that they are in good hands:

  • Ensure residents apply sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure and reapply at least every two hours.
  • Ensure residents have water or electrolyte water wherever they go to stay hydrated.
  • Ensure residents wear protective clothing, including a hat and sunglasses to shield their face and eyes from harmful UV rays. We also recommend that residents wear cool, breathable clothing – some clothes even have built-in UV protection!
  • Limit extended periods of time spent outside to prevent heat exhaustion.
  • And of course, provide snacks to beat the heat, like fruit pops!

To learn more about our residence or schedule a tour of Sage Park, our Columbus memory care community, contact our friendly team today.

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