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15 Fun and Exciting Summer Activities to Promote Tenant Wellbeing

We all know that feeling of summertime happiness – basking in the warm sun, enjoying picnics with friends, and spending lazy days lounging by the pool. But did you know that there are actual health benefits to soaking up some rays? According to Harvard Medical School, exposure to sunlight can help improve our moods, give us a boost of energy, and even help improve our sleep patterns.

So this summer, why not encourage your tenants to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather? Here are 15 fun and exciting summer activities that will promote tenant wellbeing:

Beach Volleyball

Beach volleyball is a great summer activity that promotes tenant well-being for a number of reasons. First, it gets people outside in the sun and fresh air, which as we mentioned before, has several health benefits. Additionally, beach volleyball is a great way to get some exercise – something that is important for both physical and mental health. And finally, beach volleyball is just plain fun! It’s a great way to socialize and relax with friends or neighbors, and it’s bound to put a smile on everyone’s face. So if you’re looking for a summer activity that will promote tenant wellbeing, look no further than beach volleyball!


Plan a Cookout or Picnic    

Picnics and cook outs are another great summer activity that promotes tenant wellbeing. Just like beach volleyball, picnics and cook outs get people outside in the sun and fresh air. They also provide an opportunity for socialization and relaxation with friends or neighbors. And of course, food always makes people happy! So if you’re looking for a summer activity that will promote tenant wellbeing, picnics and cook outs are a great option.


Host a Pool Party  

If you have a pool, invite your tenants to a pool party! Pool parties are a great summer activity for tenants of all ages! They provide an opportunity to cool off on a hot day, have some fun, and socialize with friends or neighbors. Pool parties are also a great way to get people outside in the sun, it’s the best way to get Vitamin D, a vitamin that is essential for many functions in the body, including bone health and immune function. Don’t forget the sunscreen!


Start a Garden Club

Gardening is a great summer activity for tenants of all ages! It’s a peaceful way to spend some time outside in the sun and fresh air, and it can be very therapeutic. Gardening also provides an opportunity to get your hands dirty and connect with nature – something that is important for both physical and mental health. Also, soil contains microbes that are healthy for our gut microbiome.  Start a garden club and help your tenants grow their own food.  Not only will they appreciate the fresh produce, but they’ll learn about sustainable living and may grow a greater appreciation for the foods they’re consuming.


Yoga in the park  

Yoga is a great way to promote tenant wellbeing.  It’s a low-impact form of exercise that can reduce stress and help improve flexibility, strength, and balance.  And what better place to namaste than in the park surrounded by nature?   Bonus tip: encourage your residents to step off the mat for a few moments to ground their bare feet on the earth.  This simple step has many benefits including reduced inflammation and improved sleep!


Plan a weekly walk around the neighborhood  

Walking is a gentle way to get some exercise and enjoy the fresh summer air.  Walking allows your tenants to explore the neighborhood, meet new neighbors, and foster a sense of community. They provide an opportunity to get some exercise, spend time in nature, and enjoy the beautiful weather. Walks can also be very therapeutic – they’re a great way to clear your mind and de-stress.  Plan a weekly walk around the neighborhood and invite your tenants to join.  


Visit a Farmer’s Market  

Visiting the farmer’s market is another great summer activity that promotes tenant wellbeing! Farmer’s markets are a perfect place to pick up fresh, local produce, and to support your local farmers. It’s an opportunity to buy fresh, local produce, support small businesses, and enjoy the beautiful weather. Farmer’s markets are also a great place to socialize and meet new people. As you invite your tenants to visit a farmer’s market, you can share a recipe with fruits and veggies that are in season in your area, or  be there to help them choose some healthy, summer produce.  


Volunteer  at a local park  

Summer is a great time to give back to your community.  Volunteer at a local park and help with beautification projects, or organize a cleanup day. It’s an opportunity to give back to the community, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Parks are also a great place to get some exercise, relax, and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Your tenants will appreciate the opportunity to give back, and they’ll feel good knowing they’re making a difference in their community.


Enjoy a Hike    

Want to encourage your tenants to exercise and enjoy the outdoors?  Try hiking!  It’s a great way to explore nature and see some beautiful scenery. Hiking can also be very therapeutic – it’s a great way to clear your mind and de-stress. Plan a hike with your tenants and be sure to pack some snacks and water!


Go fruit picking      

Summer is the perfect time for fruit picking!  Your tenants can enjoy some fresh air, and they’ll love getting to choose their own fruits and/or veggies.  Plus, they’ll get to take home some delicious, healthy produce.


Walk, jog, or run for a charity  

What better way to encourage your tenants to get active than by joining them in a walk, jog, or run for a charity?  Choose a charity that is important to you and your tenants and hit the pavement!  Not only will you be getting some exercise, but you’ll also be raising money for a good cause.


Plan a nature scavenger hunt  

Get your tenants outside and exploring nature with a scavenger hunt!  Plan ahead and make a list of items they can find, or let them use their imagination.  Either way, they’re sure to have a blast searching for treasures in nature.  


Make fruit popsicles    

Not only are popsicles a great way to cool down on a hot summer day, but they’re also a healthy and delicious treat!  Help your tenants make fruit popsicles by choosing some of their favorite fruits (or even better – fresh fruit in season from the farmer’s market or farm) and adding them to popsicle molds.  Then, sit back, relax, and enjoy the summer weather with a refreshing treat!


Nature photography  

Encourage your tenants to get creative and explore nature with their cameras!  Nature photography is a great way to slow down and appreciate the beauty around us.  It’s also a great way to get outside and enjoy the summer weather.  Plan a photo walk with your tenants and see what they can capture!   Then, if they’re willing, share them with your community.


Organize an outdoor movie night    

 Relax and enjoy a beautiful summer evening with your tenants with an outdoor movie night.  Choose a movie that everyone will enjoy, or let your tenants vote on their favorite.  Then, pop some popcorn, grab some blankets, and enjoy the show!

So, there you have it – 15 fun summer activities that promote wellbeing for your residents. Which ones will you be trying? Let us know in the comments below!

Bonus tip: involve your tenants in the planning process – they’ll be more likely to participate if they feel like they’re part of the decision-making process.  

Enjoy the summer – and don’t forget to stay hydrated!

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