As your loved ones grow older, some activities can be more fun for them than others. Read on for five recommendations for senior activities you or your loved one can enjoy this spring.
Gardening is both fun and fulfilling for all ages, and it can be done indoors or outdoors. While spring weather can be lovely, it can also rain on your parade. Some plants that are easy to grow indoors are tomatoes, herbs such as mint or rosemary, and green onions. Shop around for seeds and the right kind of container and start a garden with your loved one.
Painting or Coloring
Painting and coloring is one of the most popular senior recreation activities for good reason. You don’t need any experience or training to pick up a brush or crayon. Try filling out some adult coloring books together or try your hand at watercoloring. You can even look for group art classes to socialize and share your creations.
It may be simple, but sometimes simplicity is best. When the weather is nice, dip out of the house for a walk in the spring sun. Fresh air is a guaranteed mood booster, and walking is a good choice of exercise that doesn’t put too much strain on your body.
Reading a book alongside your loved one will help the two of you bond and can help keep their mind sharp. Book clubs are also a great way to socialize, and your loved one will appreciate the opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions with others.
A Spa Treatment
Spa days can be as refreshing and reinvigorating for your senior loved one as they are for you. Many common skin conditions in the elderly can be soothed by at-home spa treatments like face masks, gentle scrubs, and exfoliating moisturizers that can be purchased over-the-counter at a drugstore. You can even indulge with a manicure or pedicure at a local salon, which is a great way to build up anyone’s confidence.
At Careage, we know how special it can be for your loved ones to spend a day of relaxing fun with you. Take a look at some of the services we offer if you need more activity ideas for you to try with your loved one this spring.