Imagine this. You’ve remodeled your house and want to keep it occupied for as long as possible. But how do you keep yourself busy when things are not going well? Of course, all kinds of activities are planned in a care home. But how can you practice fun senior activities when you’re mostly at home due to the pandemic? Here’s a nice list of indoor and outdoor activities you can either do by yourself or with others!
Who doesn’t like to go outside for a bit? When we stay inside, we get caught up in our worries. Terrible feelings. Going outside and looking at the birds, the store window, or even the sky can shift your thoughts, even if it’s just a block away.
Besides, any activity you can do outside is good for your active mind and body. By moving your body every day, you can maintain muscle strength and flexibility. It reduces the chances of falling, and exercising daily positively affects memory.
Gardening is therapeutic for the elderly and has many health benefits. Elders usually gain a lot of satisfaction and fitness from it. They feel happy when they finally see the plants growing, and gardening helps them stay active. Are you worried about your hands and knees? Nowadays, you can find some specially designed garden tools for elders.
Walking is good for you. Maybe you can also enroll in walking clubs for elders. This will also help discover new routes and meet new people. Feeling weak in your legs and feet? A walking stick might be just the thing for you. There are many versions available, from cheerful prints to beautiful wood carvings.
Pedal a duo bike. You can do this even if you have low agility. Just go out with your children, grandchildren, or friends. You can rent a duo bike or wheelchair bike.
Being at home is not a bad thing. Besides, our home is a place where we can be ourselves, a place where we have spent years creating a cozy atmosphere. We have collected things, pictures, furniture. Things that express who we are.
Creative Activities for Seniors To Do at Home
Have you ever heard of coloring books for seniors? It may sound a little strange, but this kind of coloring book is definitely popular, and it’s for the right reasons! There is something very satisfying about seeing your drawing come to life in your own hands. What’s more, coloring also has a relaxing effect, and you don’t have to be a talented painter to do it.
You don’t have to be a baking star to make delicious cakes, pastries, and cookies, which can be a joy. Are you a beginner? Then you can use the ready-made dough. Some of them require only water, can’t fail! Then, immerse yourself in decorating the dough. Nowadays, supermarkets sell a variety of easy-to-use products.
Leftover cakes, pies, cookies? They can often be frozen, or you can also bring it to your neighbors or the local community center. You might make a friend!
Activities the Elderly Can Do Together
Singing together is fun and memorable, and if you join a choir, you will meet many new people. Don’t think you can’t sing? Don’t worry; the ideal thing about choral singing is that if you are out of tune for a while, you won’t hear it right away. The more voices you have, the quicker you’ll sound good. Besides, choirs can be used for all styles of music., from pop music to classical.
Libraries offer more than just a wealth of information, Internet access, and of course, books to read. Libraries are also often used as meeting places. You can sit and read peacefully. Many libraries also often organize events and activities.