If you’re the sort of person who spends summer months tending a gorgeous garden, reaps the benefits of the harvest in the fall, and plans a spring vacation before the leaves have even fallen, winter can be tough. There’s less to do, and less light by which to do it. Scientists say that this can even cause depression. But that doesn’t mean you have to hide in a blanket fort all winter, waiting for warmer weather and more fun. These great indoor activities for seniors may convince you that getting cozy can be fun, too.
For at least two decades, we’ve heard exciting promises about virtual reality. Until recently, VR technology was the exclusive domain of tech-savvy kids and a few startups making big predictions while offering little. In the past few years, virtual reality has come a long way from its humble roots. It’s not just about video games and immersive experiences anymore. A number of companies are already using virtual reality platforms to improve the lives of seniors.
The majority of seniors say they want to age in place, living in their homes as long as possible. For some, the prospect of moving to senior living is downright frightening, calling to mind fears of being “put away” in a nursing home or abandoned to a community of “old people” who do nothing all day.