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Summer fun isn’t just for school-age kids. Rediscover imagination this summer by acquainting yourself with old hobbies or exploring new experiences. Whether it’s your first summer of retirement or you’ll be entertaining grandchildren for a couple weeks, here are some tips to inspire summer adventures that you’ll remember for a lifetime:
According to M. Nathaniel Mead’s article, “Benefits of Sunlight: A Bright Spot for Human Health,” starting the day with sunlight can improve your sleep quality. Go for a run, garden or take a dip in the pool. Mead also makes the point that Melatonin, the chemical released in the brain before bedtime, works more efficiently when you get sun during the day. Being well rested this summer enables more fun and alertness during the day. But don’t forget to grab sunscreen from Walgreens to protect your skin!
Try Seasonal Cocktails and Menu Items
Summer is full of occasions perfect for celebrating at family-favorite restaurants like Father’s Day and graduation. When dining out, take advantage of seasonal offerings that are only available during the summer. Trying these sunshine-inspired menus will surely keep your summer spirits alive. AARP members can enjoy discounts at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Outback Steakhouse and many more all summer long!
Looking for a fun way to cool off? Take a day to catch up on summer blockbusters at Regal Entertainment theaters. It's a great way to bond over favorite characters with grandkids or discover new ones!
Plan Alone Time
Make time for yourself this summer by doing an activity alone. Spending time alone is a great way to make reflection and relaxation a priority this summer. Go for a long walk, have a spa day or take a solo trip.
See New Art
Broaden your horizons by experiencing a new show or art museum! Enjoying the arts can spark the imagination and perhaps inspire personal creativity for an at-home project. Grab three friends for a night on the town to see a live show. AARP members receive 25% or more on select Ticketmaster/ Live Nation ticket 4-packs!
One of the greatest feelings in life comes from doing something for someone else. Show appreciation for loved ones by giving them an unexpected gift. Alternatively, give time through community service projects to help build meaningful relationships throughout your community.