Activities That Keep You Feeling Young

At Art of Care we encourage all of our geriatric patients to keep and maintain at least one hobby that they enjoy.

Many do and not only has it made them feel better mentally and physically, but many have stated it "makes me feel young."

We love hearing this feedback. It is all about maintaining the independence as you age, and definitely gets your groove back.

F un Activities for the Elderly  

There are many activities and events available for the elderly to be engaged in regardless their living situations. Art of Care believes that it is important for our clients to participate in both physical and fun activities which will keep the body and mind healthy and happy.

Here is a list of fun activities to do outdoors and indoors with family and friends. Before trying any of these outdoors activities, please check with your physician.

· Back to nature activities: Fishing, gardening, and hiking are fun activities at any age. While you're at it, broaden your horizons and try bird watching.

· Letter boxing: Never heard of letter boxing? It's a fun outdoor activity that combines hiking and treasure hunting. Learn more about it at Letter boxing North America (www.letterboxing.org).

· Sports: If you have your doctor's approval to play sports, break out the golf clubs, soccer ball, or tennis racket and get playing. You could join a senior league or simply play with friends at the local park, recreation center, or YMCA.

· Scrapbooking: Gathering your photos and mementos together in one place is a fun walk down memory lane. Even better, it helps you organize your treasures.

· Journaling: Try writing your thoughts down in a book for emotional therapy or as creative exercise. Who knows? You might even discover a hidden talent for writing. Maybe the next great American novel is hiding in your head!

· Tap dancing: Who says indoor activities have to be sedentary? Put on those dancing shoes and boogie!

· Breakfast, lunch, or dinner club: Gather a group of friends and meet on a regular basis for meals and good conversation.

 

To read the full article, please visit:

http://seniors.lovetoknow.com/Fun_Activities_for_Senior_Citizens

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