If you’d like to take your senior loved one on a stroll along the ocean at Laguna Beach, the perfect place might be Heisler Park. The walking paths are maintained very well by the staff, so neither of you will have any difficulty navigating the walkway to enjoy the scenery. There are plenty of benches provided so that you can stop as often as you want to enjoy the scenery, and to appreciate the tides gently rolling in on shore. If your parent tires easily with a little exercise, this can be the perfect solution, since you’re never very far from the next rest stop, so you both can catch your breath.
At just the right time of year, a visit to Heritage Park Community Center can be a very eventful trip, since there will be a time when you’ll be able to see literally thousands of Monarch Butterflies hatching, and it is a sight to behold. There’s also a man-made lake in the park, with lots of facilities for youngsters to play basketball, tennis, and softball, as well as a kids playground. If you’re taking any kids along on your day in the sun at a local park, this one fills the bill for the whole family. There is a wonderful family atmosphere about the place, so your elderly loved one will feel just as comfortable as your children will, and everyone will come away from the experience having had a great time.
To make sure that your senior parent is fully able to appreciate the outing at one of the Orange County area parks, there are some planning steps you should keep in mind. Loose-fitting clothing is advisable in case the weather is extra-warm that day because loose clothing allows for better airflow and can help avoid heat stroke. Make sure you have plenty of water with you, so that no one in your group gets dehydrated, especially if you know that the sun will be very hot that day. Protect yourself and your loved ones from the harmful rays of the sun by wearing hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen, and to be sure that you don’t get run down, pack some fruit snacks or munchies that everyone can enjoy at the park.