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7 Senior-Friendly Activities to Do During Social Isolation

Activities for Seniors  |  May 18, 2020

Senior painting a piece of art | Senior-Friendly Activities | BLOG POST | Comfort Keepers Victoria

What Every Senior in Victoria, BC Needs to Know About Senior-Friendly Activities

Senior-Friendly Activities | With the spread of the new coronavirus, social distancing has become the new normal. While this measure is effective at slowing down the spread of the virus, it can have a serious toll on our physical and mental health, with seniors being particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of social distancing.

However, it is important to keep in mind that social distancing is not the same as social isolation. Namely, we can physically distance ourselves and still maintain social connections.

Here are 7 activities seniors can participate in during social distancing to stay physically and mentally active and healthy:

Reading Books

Reading brings a wealth of benefits, including mental stimulation that keeps the brain healthy. In addition to keeping seniors sharp, reading is a great distraction that can allow your loved one to forget about the pandemic, at least for a little while. You can organize an online book club with your family, read to your parent, and show them how to purchase books online.

Getting Creative

If your parent enjoys hands-on activities, arts and crafts are just what they need to take their mind off the current crisis. Some of the best crafts to try out while practicing social distancing are:

  • Colouring
  • Knitting
  • Making cards
  • Painting
  • Sketching
  • Sewing


To stay healthy, your loved one needs to be physically active. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways for seniors to move their bodies without endangering their health during the pandemic. Here are some exercises that can improve your loved one’s balance, strength, and flexibility:

  • Climbing stairs
  • Lifting light weights
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Yoga
  • Stretching

Playing Games

Games are always fun. Since we now need to keep our distance from loved ones, your family can organize online events. By joining an online community like Board Game Arena, your family can play the following games:

  • Bingo
  • Checkers
  • Dominoes
  • Scrabble
  • And many more

Visiting Museums Virtually

Your loved one can walk the virtual corridors of museums located both in Canada and the rest of the world. With most museums worldwide now closed due to the pandemic, online tours are a great way to leave the house without actually stepping outside. Some of the best virtual tours of Canadian museums include:

Watching Movies

Watching movies is another favourite pastime of millions of people around the world. Your loved one can re-watch their favourites or stream popular TV shows, depending on what they like watching.

Classic movies from your loved one’s youth can encourage your loved one to speak about their memories and share moments from their past with your family.

Some of the best streaming services to try include Netflix and Hulu.

Taking a Walk

If your loved one has spent too much time indoors these recent months, it may be a good idea for them to go for a walk in nature. If there are too many people in your local park, you may want to consider taking your parent for a drive to somewhere a bit more isolated.

At Comfort Keepers® Victoria we feel that home is the best place to be.

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help with 24-hour care, senior care, companionship care, end-of-life care, post-surgery care, palliative care, personal care, senior living transition services, and much more! 

Comfort Keepers® Victoria Provides In-Home Elderly Care Services

Comfort Keepers®’s trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).

Comfort Keepers® Victoria In-Home Caregivers Can Help with Interactive Caregiving™

Our philosophy is to elevate the human spirit and our caregivers will be there every step of the way to ensure your loved one has a better quality of life. Personal and empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs. Learn more about our unique service which offers personal care, companionship care, palliative care, and end-of-life care by contacting the Comfort Keepers Victoria office.

Comfort Keepers® Victoria is proud to provide senior care and home care services to keep seniors safe in their homes.

If you are searching for home care near me, Comfort Keepers® Victoria can provide home care for the seniors of Victoria and the surrounding areas of Colwood, Saanich, Sidney, James Bay, and Oak Bay. Please call (778) 265-5999 and learn how your loved ones can receive compassionate, professional in-home care.

Comfort Keepers® Victoria has been accredited with Exemplary Standing with Accreditation Canada. Accreditation is an intensive process in which an organization’s processes, policies, and procedures are examined by industry experts against a set of quality standards. To achieve accredited status, Comfort Keepers offices met or exceeded the rigorous standards for Home Care companies, as defined by Accreditation Canada. 



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