Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to put a spring in your step and get active! Here are fun activities for seniors to do in the coming months.

How about a trip to the farmers’ market? Stroll through the fragrant greenery and pick up a few delicious organic tomatoes or strawberries. Here’s another fresh idea—set up a window bird feeder outside your window. Ever see hummingbirds hover around a feeder? They’re sweet little birds that are fun to watch. (Check out the Summit Pointe newsletter for your chance to build your own bird feeder!)

Warmer weather also means you can take your exercise routine outside. If you’ve been using a treadmill or stationary bike at the gym or in your home, why not take it outside? While you’re at it, look around at all the beautiful landscaping around Summit Pointe. There’s so much in bloom this time of year!

Speaking of blooms, it’s also the perfect time to take up gardening. Gardening is restorative, says a horticultural therapist who works with seniors. “Countless studies have proven the physical and emotional benefits of interacting with green spaces and even passively observing them.” Go ahead and set up a planter outside your window or a few colorful planters for flowers inside. Consider an indoor herb garden or a miniature bonsai tree. Did you know that succulents and peonies are maintenance free?

Golf, anyone? It’s time to polish off your clubs and hit the greens! Miniature golf is also a fantastic way to get into the game.

Here’s something you may never have considered—photography! Chances are that your mobile phone has a great camera. Take it out and get creative—snap photos of the birds, the sunset, the flowers and family enjoying the great outdoors. Want to get serious about the craft? Visit a photography store and sign up for classes.

There’s so much to do this spring—including this sample of what can get your emotional and physical “juices” going. Enjoy!