Activities for Seniors | November 11, 2022
Senior activities for the cooler months look a little different this year. Many seniors continue to isolate at home because of the Coronavirus pandemic and this can take a toll on their mental health.
It’s important for seniors to work with their families, caregivers and health professionals to develop a plan that allows them to safely take part in activities they love and maintain positive mental health through activity and connection.
At any age, our health and wellbeing are enhanced by regularly participating in the things that bring us purpose, hope and joy. For seniors, taking part in these activities can be more difficult, older people who feel younger than their age show less brain aging, better memory and less depression. And studies show that staying engaged is important for a senior’s mental and physical health. Medical professionals recognize that social determinants of health, especially those that affect mental, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, impact health outcomes and quality of life.
There are always opportunities for meaningful moments and joyful days with a little planning, conversation and intentional action.
Fall activities tend to focus on connecting with loved ones, enjoying the turning season and spending time outside before the weather gets icy.
The holidays are filled with opportunities to enjoy music, celebrations with family and community service.
At Comfort Keepers®, we create individual care plans for every client. These plans include wellness goals that consider physical, mental and emotional health. Our caregivers can help support physician-prescribed diet and exercise plans, provide medication reminders, provide transportation to appointments and help seniors engage in the activities they love the most. And, our caregivers can help senior stay connected with loved ones through video chats, phone calls and care updates. We believe that every senior should experience the best in life.
Contact the Comfort Keepers Calgary office to learn more about how we can help maintain safety, comfort, and happiness in the home.
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Forbes. “The Risks of Social Isolation for Older Adults.” Web. 2017.
Lifehack. “19 Fun Activities for Seniors to Stay Active Physically and Mentally.” Web.