Ashland’s Annual Festivals That Seniors Won’t Want to Miss

Adult male and female riding on a rollercoaster at one of Ashland's local festivals.

Having fun with people you enjoy isn’t just a great way to spend an afternoon. It’s actually good for you and for your older loved one! Whether a resident of LSS Lutheran Village or LSS The Good Shepherd Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation Center, your mom or dad might just love attending one of Ashland’s local festivals with you—and you will love knowing you are helping make their day.

Why socializing is so important for senior health

Seniors who feel lonely and left out are usually isolated. They are at a much greater risk for depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Other physical effects of loneliness can include a weakened immune system, heart disease and stroke, addiction, and even early mortality.

The good news is seniors who are actively engaging with others on a regular basis receive tremendous mental and physical health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, a stronger immune system, reduced stress, longevity, and resistance to many chronic diseases. In addition, when your older loved one is engaging with others in a positive way, they are more likely to feel a sense of purpose and belonging, as well as confidence.

That’s why at LSS Senior Living, we provide an active and vibrant atmosphere at both L SS Lutheran Village and LSS The Good Shepherd. We strive to create meaningful opportunities for residents to gather with friends and neighbors. It might be a bingo tournament. An afternoon tending a garden. An ice cream social or birthday party. Milkshake Mondays, Wii bowling or a movie. Music therapy and pet therapy also bring residents together in our communities.

And in all these activities and events, we encourage adult children and families to join in the fun and camaraderie. It’s our own version of Ashland’s local festivals and our residents love it!

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And speaking of Ashland’s local festivals, you won’t want to miss these opportunities to gather the family together:

  • Does your mom or dad have fond memories of going to the fair? If so, they’d probably agree it’s hard to beat. The Ashland County Fair in late September is no exception. From farm animal shows and auctions, tractor pulls, music and entertainment and always popular fair food, it’s a wonderful way to spend a day with family.
  • Another option is the Prairie Peddler Festival in Butler during late September and early October. This unique outdoor marketplace in the woods offers great gift shopping among more than 200 arts and crafts vendors. There’s also food, a vintage market, live music, horse-drawn wagon rides and activities for grandkids.
  • Of course, the Ashland BalloonFest is not to be missed with colorful hot air balloon launches, tournaments, live music and plenty of great food. And be sure to see the balloon glow, when a hot air balloon is inflated at dusk, but does not take off and fly. As the sky becomes darker, the pilot will ignite the propane burner to make the balloon light up like a huge light bulb or a Chinese lantern. The propane burner is ignited periodically keeping the balloon inflated with hot air. During this time the balloons will sway and light up as they are synchronized to music.

Ashland’s local festivals are a great way to stay connected to the greater community, make new friends, and feel a part of a perfect neighborhood for retirement. And so is finding senior living for your loved one that not only offers exceptional care and attention, but also provides a friendly, welcoming atmosphere where residents can socialize and engage with other residents, staff and visiting families.

At LSS Senior Living, our mission is to create a better world by serving people in need. We do this by offering a continuum of services to lend a helping hand to our neighbors, including seniors, adults and families. We’d love to tell you more about our communities, Ashland’s local festivals, and lots of other reasons why we think your loved one would love it here.

Senior living, the LSS Senior Living way

At LSS Senior Living, our goal is to offer seniors quality care and comfort in a friendly and warm environment that feels like home. We offer a continuum of services to lend a helping hand when you need them. Find out more about our communities:

LSS Kensington Place

LSS Lutheran Village

LSS The Good Shepherd

Speak to an advisor today. We’re here to help. We’re here to help. Learn more retiring to Ashland in our free guide, ”A Guide to Living Well in Ashland, Ohio.”

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