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.
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.
Terms like ‘active’ and ‘successful’ are increasingly used to describe aging, especially with Baby Boomers refusing to ride off into the proverbial sunset in a wheelchair like their parents did. Instead, aging is being viewed as a privilege and an opportunity to truly enjoy the Golden Years. But with health concerns and memory loss anxieties looming in the back of many seniors’ minds, it can be hard to age gracefully without a bit of worry. However, with just a few lifestyle habits and hobbies, you can thrive in your senior years, making 70 the new 50.
Here are our best tips and tricks for life enrichment activities that can help you stay young no matter how old you are.
Claiming over 37-million members, AARP commands a dominant position in the discount marketplace, so it's worth knowing what this nonprofit organization offers seniors looking for entertainment deals. Here are the current discounts within the entertainment industry available to AARP's membership:
Charles Dickens, always fascinated by volcanoes, climbed excitedly to the brim of Mount Vesuvius and peered into the “hell of boiling fire below.” He came away with his clothes alight in a dozen places. The volcano was in the midst of a mini-eruption. Others were killed by Mount Vesuvius so Dickens really did take his life into his hands by braving the journey. According to Clare Tomalin, however, he travelled back to Naples “giddy, singed, scorched and triumphant.”