Summer officially arrived a couple of weeks ago and seniors around the country are enjoying the opportunity to get outside.
Our recent spotlight home care areas of Phoenix and Tampa have no shortage of sunshine months, but locations in the north often experience the chill of late fall and winter. For seniors in those areas, the summer months can be a liberating time.
Let’s enjoy the occasion with some words of wisdom that celebrate summer.
Six Quotes for Seniors Enjoying Summer
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
Spring is typically seen as the season of rejuvenation, but there’s something about the summer that liberates that feeling entirely. If you’re an older person living somewhere with seasonal extremes, the end of rain and long days filled with sunshine can feel like a new lease of life.
“Embracing a healing presence requires you to just be in the moment together .” ~ Nancy L. Kriseman
In general, the summer is a more carefree season, reminding us all to live in the moment. Seniors know this better than anyone, taking joy from all aspects of life and making new memories during their golden years.
“We can’t change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust our sails to always reach the destination.” ~ Jimmy Dean
Aside from the beautiful sailing imagery that this quote conjures up – a glorious summer pursuit in its own right – the metaphor is apt for seniors in almost every sense. Medical conditions, aches and pains can all take the wind out of our sails, but deciding to get out there and see what happens helps to keep the body active and the mind engaged, whatever happens.
“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” ~ Charles Bowden
Problems and personal challenges can be allowed to fade away for a time in summer, with the chance to live in the moment, enjoy the company of others, and put a positive spin on almost anything that life throws at us.
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” ~ Albert Camus
The classic quote from a writer whose work is rather downbeat, this is nonetheless a feeling that many seniors will empathize with. With support from friends, family, and sometimes home care professionals, the metaphorical winter of old age can be turned into a wonderful summer of life and longevity.
“An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.” ~ G.K. Chesterton
Never miss an opportunity to get out into the world and explore. Those moments that feel inconvenient or uncomfortable often lead to some of the best memories of our lives… and there’s no better time than summer to explore them!
We hope you enjoyed this short collection of quotes celebrating seniors and the summer time.
Stay tuned for the rest of the year as we bring you our usual mix of home care news and a positive outlook on all areas of senior living!