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25 Winter Activities To Elevate The Spirit And Bring Daily Joy To Seniors In Peterborough

Blog  |  November 13, 2020

Winter Can Be A Challenging Time Of Year For Seniors

The winter season provides lots of opportunities for both indoor and outdoor activities. However, for seniors, it can be a challenging time of year. Some of the most common challenges faced by seniors at any time of the year include feelings of isolation, depression, and boredom or a lack of purpose. These feelings can be amplified in the winter when travel and getting out of the house is not always possible. The cold winter temperatures and slippery conditions can add slips and falls to the list of seasonal concerns, too.  

During the winter, when seniors tend to spend more time indoors, activities that engage the mind and lift the spirits are an important part of a happy and healthy season. Many hobbies, crafts, brain-boosting activities and creative outlets can be enjoyed independently at home by seniors. For some, limited dexterity and a need for companionship make the presence of a family member or caregiver, such as a Comfort Keeper, ideal. 

25 Winter Activities for Seniors in Peterborough


Getting Outdoors Safely With Seniors During The Winter

Nothing lifts the spirits like fresh air and sunshine. In fact, studies have shown that spending time outdoors in the winter can prevent or reduce the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Spending time in the sun also helps the body produce Vitamin D which is needed for strong and healthy bones. Another important reason for seniors to get out when they can during the winter. 

Bird watching is an excellent activity for seniors in Peterborough. We are lucky to have a wide variety of birds and wildlife to observe from the comfort of home or on one of our many walking trails. If mobility or winter walking safety, one of our Comfort Keepers would be more than happy to bundle up and join you or your senior loved one for an outdoor adventure. 

Get Creative Or Learn A New Skill This Winter

The reality is that winter means more time inside. Making the most of the season by exploring new skills and hobbies is a healthy (and fun) way to pass the time. Many activities like painting, sewing, carving, and model building can be done independently. However, loss of dexterity is a problem experienced by many seniors. If you or a senior loved one needs a helping hand to pursue these or other creative indoor winter activities, Comfort Keepers Peterborough can help. 

Activities For Seniors That Increase Strength And Mobility

Not all indoor activities need to be creative or intellectual. Staying active indoors is another important pastime for seniors to pursue during the winter months. With a DVD player and a reliable internet connection, there is a world of fitness classes available to seniors. Consider yoga, strength training, or even dance lessons. If mobility or fall safety is an issue and you or your loved one would benefit from the companionship of a caregiver while enjoying these activities, a Comfort Keeper can be there. 

Winter Holiday Activities For Seniors

One of the highlights of the winter season is the holidays. There is no shortage of celebrations to choose from in the winter and each offers opportunities for different activities and winter pastimes. Cooking, baking, card and letter writing, as well as decorating and gift-making are all winter activities that lift the spirits and keep the mind active. For some seniors, the holidays can be lonesome. If family or friends are not able to spend time with you or your senior loved ones, an in-home caregiver can offer support and make the season a little brighter. 

Elevate The Spirit With Winter Activities For Seniors

Winter can be a joyful season for seniors. All it takes is some fresh ideas, a willingness to explore new activities and a helping hand. If you or a senior family member need support during the winter months, Comfort Keepers Peterborough can help

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