As the sun shines brighter and warmer, summer offers a plethora of opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities and connect with loved ones. For seniors, embracing the season and engaging in fun-filled experiences is vital for their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Eversound is a wireless headphone system designed for use in senior living communities, both inside and outdoors. It allows residents with hearing loss to participate fully in group activities by providing clear and amplified sound directly to their ears. And helps reduce the challenges of staff communicating with residents that have hearing impairment.
Let’s explore how Eversound can enhance summer fun for seniors, offering them the means to participate actively with their peers and improve their overall well-being.
Outdoor Movie Night
Setting up an outdoor movie night is a fun way for residents to spend a warm summer evening together and enjoy old classics or find new favorites. Adding activities like trivia, a popcorn bar or movie bingo can help create a lively movie-watching experience. With Eversound, everyone can enjoy the movie without having to strain to hear the dialogue. Simply connect the Eversound transmitter to your TV or projector, and each participant can wear their own wireless headphones.
Learn how you can take your facility’s next movie night to the next level here.
For seniors with a green thumb, summer is an ideal time to indulge in gardening. Whether they have a spacious backyard or a small balcony, creating a beautiful garden can be both rewarding and therapeutic. They can grow colorful flowers, aromatic herbs, or even try their hand at growing vegetables.
Seniors can garner a sense of accomplishment and purpose that comes from nurturing plants and witnessing their growth can boost self-esteem and provide a sense of fulfillment for seniors. Moreover, spending time outdoors and soaking up the sunshine can enhance mental well-being and offer a light workout. It also provides opportunities for social interaction and community engagement, as seniors can join gardening clubs or share their knowledge and experiences with others.
Need help figuring out where to get started? Eldergrow is a therapeutic gardening company that offers various accessible gardening programs that seniors can enjoy year-round from your community. Their comprehensive packages include workshops, supplies, and ongoing support from horticultural therapists who guide seniors through the gardening process.
Pairing your gardening program with Eversound can make the experience even more immersive and inclusive. Eversound allows seniors to hear instructions, gardening tips, or even soothing music related to their gardening activities with enhanced clarity. The headphones provide a personalized audio experience, eliminating background noise and ensuring that seniors can fully engage and connect with the gardening process.
This combination of Eldergrow and Eversound creates a multi-sensory experience that promotes physical, mental, and emotional well-being for seniors, enriching their gardening journey and fostering a deeper connection with nature.
Summertime is always better with a good book. Why not share that in enjoyment with other community members?
Book clubs give residents a chance to discuss and connect with others who share their love of reading in a friendly environment. Additionally, reading books in a group can introduce seniors to titles or genres they might not have considered on their own. This can expand their horizons and help them stay mentally sharp and stimulated.
Nowadays, book clubs are not limited to physical copies. Ebooks and audiobooks offer an immersive storytelling experience that can be accessible even to those with poor eyesight or cognitive limitations. Apps like Libby are a great way to access titles in a variety of formats at little to no cost for your book club.
Do not let hearing impairments get in the way of creating a fun and participatory club. Using the Eversound headphone system during a book club can help ensure each participant can hear and be heard effortlessly.
Interested in starting a book club in your senior living community? Learn how here.
Concerts are not just for young people. In fact, seniors can greatly benefit from attending concerts as well. Curating a setlist of golden oldies can set the stage for seniors to engage with familiar music, connect with others and improve overall well-being. According to studies, music can promote cognitive function and relieve the symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Lastly, concerts encourage light physical exercise through the enjoyment of dance or walking around the venue and taking in the sights around them. Even though this movement likely does not feel like exercise at all, it can help seniors practice and maintain mobility, flexibility and balance.
Dancing or engaging with music is difficult if residents cannot hear the music and lyrics due to environmental factors. Eversound’s portable, wireless headphone system eliminates background noise, ensuring clear and amplified sound. Seniors can sing along, tap their feet and connect with the rhythm, experiencing the magic of music with newfound clarity.
One of our partners, Commonwealth Senior Living, used Eversound to host a silent disco for their residents and their families.
Volunteering and Mentorship
Volunteering can be immensely fulfilling for seniors who are passionate about giving back to the community. They can participate in local initiatives, charity drives or even offer mentorship to younger individuals. After retiring, many seniors may experience a loss of purpose or a feeling of being disconnected from society. Volunteering provides them with a renewed sense of purpose and allows them to make meaningful contributions to their communities.
Moreover, offering their time to help with things like crafting for charity, community gardening or assisting in event planning provide mental stimulation and cognitive engagement. These activities create opportunities for seniors to learn new skills, solve problems and adapt to different situations. This cognitive stimulation can help ward off cognitive decline and reduce the risk of conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Volunteering and mentorship have the power to transform the lives of seniors, offering them physical, mental and social benefits while fostering a sense of purpose and belonging. The inability to effectively hear others should never inhibit your residents from volunteering or any community engagement. With its clear sound, customizable volume control and portable design, Eversound ensures that seniors can actively engage in volunteering activities, communicate effectively and enjoy the many rewards that volunteering brings.
Soak up summer with Eversound
Summer is a time for seniors to embrace the joys of life and create lasting memories. With Eversound headphones, they can fully engage in a wide range of activities and experiences, from music concerts and nature walks to art classes and social gatherings. The technology enhances audio clarity, reduces distractions and fosters a sense of connection, enabling seniors to make the most of their summer adventures.
So let the summer sun guide you towards exciting activities, and let Eversound amplify the enjoyment every step of the way. If you’d like to speak directly with an Eversound team member, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!