Sometimes, when seniors lose some mobility, they tend to become isolated. This is because they can’t go to the same places that they used to go to before. If they were very active, they may have to give up some of their previous activities. But this doesn’t mean that they need to be stuck at home watching TV. Here are a few activities they can take up instead:
Swimming is a great activity for people of all ages because it’s gentle on your joints, unlike running or other forms of cardio. If your senior doesn’t know how to swim yet, then s/he can always learn. Plus swimming is a great activity for people to do together. It’s always so much fun splashing around in a pool. If you check at a nearby pool, you may even find that they have water aerobics classes which seniors like.
If your senior used to run but can’t do so anymore because of achy joints, s/he can still walk. Walking is a favorite activity with many seniors. Forming a group of seniors who go for walks everyday to the same place or different places can be great for preventing senior isolation.
Card games and board games are all great. But there’s nothing compared to bridge. Once you get your senior involved in a bridge club, they’re going to get hooked. Of course, it can be difficult to learn the basics of bridge. But once you have them down, it’s a wonderfully complex and engaging game. Plus, it gives your senior time to share what’s going on in his/her life with other seniors. So you know there’s no chance of their getting isolated.
At Caring Senior Service, our expert staff is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted professionals who take pride in helping your loved one manage their daily activities. Contact us today to learn more!