There’s nothing like getting out there — going outside and enjoying nature and all its glory. In fact, there’s nothing like the great outdoors for your senses, your body and your mind.

Breath of fresh air

Why not take a stroll around our scenic walking path and enjoy our outdoor spaces designed just for you. A deep breath of fresh Iowa air can do wonders for you. Did you know that fresh air helps clean out your lungs and reinforces your immune system? So go for a walk and admire the lush greenery and bursts of color — it’s sure to get your “juices” flowing and perhaps even spark your imagination.

Good for your health

Here’s another reason to be outdoors — Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin.” It’s been found that seniors (and most people, for that matter) often are low on Vitamin D. It’s an important vitamin that can help reduce your risk of rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, heart attack and even COVID-19. Here’s how sunshine turns into Vitamin D. When your skin is exposed to sunlight, it makes Vitamin D from cholesterol in the skin cells. How’s that for something good coming out of cholesterol? So step out and step up your levels of Vitamin D.

Gardening, anyone?

Want another great reason to go outside? Try your hand in growing herbs or flowers! What a refreshing way to commune with nature. Summit Pointe’s raised garden boxes are perfectly sized and provide your own little garden. Want to meet like-minded gardeners? New to gardening? Join Summit Pointe’s Garden Club? The club welcomes all — whether or not you have a green thumb.

There’s so much to do and so much to see at Summit Pointe. It’s all here for you — the great outdoors, just outside your door.