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5 Summer Events in Toronto for the Elderly

Toronto seniors can celebrate summer and enhance their mood by getting out of the house and attending a local happening. Attending outdoor events also gives seniors the chance to get some exercise, even if it only involves a quick stroll around a market. The following local events will surely make seniors happy.

1. Toronto’s Ultimate Chocolate Tour 

Tasty Tours hosts guided chocolate tours around Toronto every Saturday at 1pm. During this tour, seniors can learn about the history of chocolate, watch a chocolate-making demonstration, visit gourmet candy stores, and sample some chocolate-based goodies. Admission is $39 per person.  

Older adults may need assistance with attending social events. The in-home care services Toronto, ON, seniors need can vary. Some need assistance a few hours a day, while others require more extensive around-the-clock assistance. At Home Care Assistance, we tailor our care plans based on each senior’s individual care needs, and the plans can be adjusted at any time.

2. Bingo Games 

Every Friday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, the Applegrove Community Complex at 60 Woodfield Road offers bingo game events for older adults aged 55 and over. Seniors can socialize, enhance their hand-eye coordination, enjoy great conversations with their friends, and win exciting prizes at this event.

3. Free Movies

The Harbourfront Centre at 235 Queens Quay is arranging an outdoor movie festival every Wednesday from June 21st to August 30th. Movies begin at approximately 8:45pm, and they are shown on a large screen near the waterfront. Seniors can get some fresh air and enjoy watching their favorite Hollywood blockbusters under the stars.

4. Waterfront Artisan Market

This open-air market takes place in the HTO Park at 339 Queens Quay West every Saturday until October 7th from 11am to 8pm. Seniors can dine and shop against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Ontario, and they can also get some exercise while walking across several booths. More than 75 local crafters, chefs, artisans, and bakers will be offering roasted sweet corn, chicken skewers, and much more. In between the shopping and dining, seniors can enjoy live entertainment.

Caring for a loved one can be overwhelming at times, and many family caregivers do not have the time to attend social events with their loved ones. Families who find it difficult to care for their aging loved ones without assistance can benefit greatly from professional respite care. Toronto, ON, family caregivers who need a break from their caregiving duties can turn to Home Care Assistance. Using our proprietary Balanced Care Method, our respite caregivers can encourage your loved one to eat well, exercise regularly, get plenty of mental and social stimulation, and focus on other lifestyle factors that promote longevity.

5. Coconut Festival

This educational and fun-filled fair will take place at David Pecaut Square 215 King Street on August 26th from 10am to 7pm. At this fair, seniors can learn about the many health benefits of coconuts and sharpen their thinking skills by taking coconut quizzes. This festival also includes multicultural dancers and fashion shows that feature several local designers.

Seniors with serious health conditions are often advised to stay at home and rest, and they miss out on several local happenings. However, they can still maintain their health and wellbeing at home with the help of professional caregivers. If your senior loved one needs hourly or live-in care, Toronto Home Care Assistance can help. Our caregivers can assist with exercise and mobility, prepare nutritious meals, provide timely medication reminders, and help with a wide array of other important daily tasks. To create a customized care plan for your elderly loved one, call us at (416) 488-8777 today.