Spring is in the air, and we are all looking forward to some nice weather this spring and summer. There is also a renewed sense of hope and enthusiasm as more and more individuals get vaccinated against COVID-19 and the economy starts to ramp up.

With this in mind, here are some activities to consider for spring.


This is the season for growing things. Seeds can be started inside or on terraces. If it is a little too cold, it’s possible to cover pots outside with plastic until it gets a little warmer. Flowers like poppies and hearty root vegetables can be started from seed while it is still cold. This can be a very interesting little hobby for anyone to watch or participate in.


Definitely go for a walk if it’s not too cold or icy. Buds are starting to form, and you may see the odd crocus in bloom. It is very refreshing to go for a walk or even just get some fresh air outside. Be sure to follow whatever COVID-19 rules are in place where you are.

New Projects

With the spring, the days are getting longer, so we have more sunlight. Consider starting some new project like a big puzzle or a craft. If you want to take a course, online learning has exploded during the pandemic, and many universities offer free tuition if one is over 65.

April 15th is World Art Day, and many museums including local ones in Red Deer will have special exhibitions and activities.

Let’s make the most of 2021 and enjoy the longer days, better weather, and declining pandemic.

The Hamlets at Red Deer, located in Red Deer, Alberta, is at the forefront in the provision of services for those suffering from dementia in an assisted-living environment. The Hamlets at Red Deer has values based on tenets of Christianity and is committed to helping residents attain the highest physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.

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