Uncategorized | October 21, 2021
While snow, rain, and cold may make it difficult for elders to participate in outside activities, there are a variety of indoor activities that family members or senior care providers can encourage them to perform. Here are some fun things seniors and their caregivers may do together throughout the year to stay active.
National Yoga Awareness Month is celebrated in September. Stretching and staying active in a safe environment are just a few of the benefits of yoga for seniors.
When the leaves begin to change color, go for a hike with your grandchildren or a caretaker. Several area farms offer pumpkin and apple picking, both of which are great ways to get some exercise and fresh air. After the leaves have fallen, taking time to rake them with the grandchildren or a caregiver is a fun activity to do together.
Senior care workers should motivate elders and their loved ones to partake in other activities to keep their bodies and minds strong and healthy. Before beginning any senior care exercise program, all older adults should consult with their doctors.
Find new ways to fit senior care activities into a single day. Try to walk the length of the mall while shopping for holiday gifts. Because of this, shopping becomes a healthy activity as well as a way to remain warm. It also gives the elderly and their caretakers an excellent opportunity to spend quality time together. Tango or salsa dancing with a caregiver or significant other in your life is a fun method to get rid of the winter blues.
Make a snowman with your grandchildren or other family members when they come to visit. Furthermore, many gyms and fitness facilities are giving New Year’s deals, making now a perfect time to join a gym or fitness center. Inquire about senior exercise sessions at the facility.
Many elders and caregivers like spring cleaning, but it is a dreadful chore for others. Listening to live music and crafting a special treat together may make cleaning fun.
Gardening is made more accessible by the onset of warmer weather. Stretching, lifting, and bending movements are beneficial to seniors, so gardening or planting flowers is healthy and pleasurable. In honor of National Bike Month, caregivers could encourage seniors to take a brief bike ride, considering their physical limitations.
Take advantage of a local pool to cool yourself when the weather is hot and humid. Many community centers offer water aerobics classes, which are a great way to meet new people while remaining fit.
Several local malls provide senior mall-walking clubs; walking in an air-conditioned mall helps seniors get some exercise while remaining cool during the hot summer months.
Contact us at 519-804-4742 to learn more about Comfort Keepers’ activities that can help your loved one or learn more about our senior care services today.