Posted on Jan 30, 2015 | Comments (0)
Indoor Activities for Seniors and In Home Assisted Living
The winter weather can be brutal at times. With fierce winds and bitter cold, it can be dangerous for those with frail health to venture outdoors. Snow and ice also make it difficult to drive and might make walkways treacherous. With the freezing temperatures and dreary weather, winter is the best time to hibernate indoors; but just because we are inside does not mean we need to have cabin fever.
There are many indoor activities for seniors that are not only entertaining but also can be wonderful ways to bond with an elderly loved one. Grey days mean more time for gathering ticket stubs, photographs and other sentimental items to preserve in scrapbooks. If your elderly loved one is interested in creating a personal book that can be printed and mailed, there are many websites that offer reasonable pricing and are user friendly.
Another fun indoor activity to perform with an elderly loved one is playing board games. When was the last time you played Chess or Checkers? Perhaps your elderly loved one is an ace at card games. Learn some new card playing strategies that have proven tried and true for your loved one. Playing games with a loved one is a wonderful way to spark friendly competition and encourage bonding.
Some seniors find much joy in joining dinner clubs or going out to breakfast daily to connect with friends. There’s something to be said about sharing a meal with a loved one. If your loved one is a fabulous baker and you want to enjoy a fresh treat; inspire them to teach you how to create their best dish.
The common denominator for creating enjoyable indoor activities for a senior loved one is interaction. Any time spent with a loved one is sure to be cherished. So take the time to drop by for a chat, or coordinate a weekly dinner whenever possible. Social interaction with friends and family enable a boost in mood and will help your loved one feel special and important. This mood boost will improve their overall outlook in life and the positive energy may also improve their health. A smile does wonders to push the winter blues away.
If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home assisted living and the many benefits of professional senior care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-687-7777! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran. In home senior care allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.