Valentine’s Day is on its way, with all of its chocolate and glitter glory. No matter how you may feel about the holiday, it is certainly a day to take time to celebrate those we love. If you have a special senior on your love list this year, check out a few of our unique and useful Valentine’s Day gifts for seniors. We tried to incorporate a variety of ideas so that you can find a perfect fit for the senior you love.
Heading into the new year comes with certain traditions, including setting personal goals or resolutions. Because 2017 is here, you may be wondering what kind of resolutions to consider. In the hopes of giving you plenty of choices, here are four New Year’s resolutions for seniors that will have a direct impact on your quality of life. Choose one, choose them all, or choose a variation that suits your situation best—no matter what you do, you will feel inspired to make 2017 your best year yet.
When it comes to memory, you’ve probably been told to “use it or lose it” more than once. It’s an old adage that has been applied to new findings that certain activities can boost brain proteins that improve memory or actually make the area of your brain responsible for verbal memory larger.
Families of senior living residents often joke that their loved one has a busier calendar of social events and planned activities than their younger family members do — and that doesn’t happen by accident.
For many older adults, few things can perk them up like being involved in meaningful hobbies and activities. And the need to keep stimulated and engaged doesn’t stop just because someone’s physical ability declines. It may take a little research and creativity to find accessible activities for seniors with a disability, but it’s well worth the effort -- sleeping the day away should not be an option for anyone.
Growing older doesn’t mean your life has to grow smaller, even if your financial resources are slim. From watching birds during spring migration to creating a work of art to listening to music in the park, there’s a superabundance of low-cost (or free) activities for seniors that can help you meet new people, learn new skills and keep better engaged with life.
It is no secret that it is important to stay engaged - physically, socially, and cognitively - as you age. However, it might be discouraging if medical concerns or physical limitations keep you from pursuing activities that you once loved. However, if you find yourself living in an active senior care community, you are lucky. Not only does your community offer a wide variety of activities, events, and trips for you to participate in, that event calendar is planned and coordinated by a recreation professional who knows how to adapt activities to meet the needs of each resident who wants to join in.
There’s no doubt about it, kids and grandparents have a special relationship, and spending quality time with them can only strengthen the bond.
It pays to put a little thought into ways to pass the time with the younger generation. Sometimes, though, finding activities for seniors and kids to do together can seem daunting. If you’re short on ideas, we’ve got a few suggestions to start you off.