Are you looking for ways to help your elderly loved one stay active? Even if it is just mentally active, there are some activities that they could do with their senior home care providers that can help with this goal. The activities that are noted here today are easy and positive. They can boost your elderly loved one’s happiness and joy in life.
Yes, coloring is something that most people associate with children. However, adults can color, as well. In fact, there are some studies that show that adults who color have lower stress and anxiety levels than those who don’t. It might help if you got your elderly loved one some adult or even kid’s coloring books. You can also get them some colored pencils, crayons, or markers, too. If your elderly loved one feels a bit odd coloring, maybe you or one of the senior home care providers can color with them.
Going for a Walk
Another easy and positive activity that would be good for your elderly loved one is going for a walk. There are so many health benefits of walking such as:
- Reducing the risk of illnesses
- Boosting energy
- Improving happiness levels
- Clearing one’s thoughts
These are just a few of the many ways that taking a walk can help your elderly loved one. If your elderly loved one doesn’t already go on regular walks, it might help if you or a senior home care provider helped them to create a walking schedule. For example, maybe they could go for an afternoon walk 3 times a week.
Doing Yoga Along with a Senior Home Care Aide
Yoga is another great, positive activity for senior citizens. If your elderly loved one thinks they can’t do yoga because it is for young people, let them know that many elderly people are learning how to do and taking part in yoga. In fact, there are even classes and videos that talk about and teach yoga poses that are safe for senior citizens. You or a senior home care provider can help your elderly loved one to find those classes and videos.
There are so many easy and positive activities that can boost your elderly loved one’s happiness and energy. These activities can also lower the risk for illness, prevent stress, and help manage other mental and physical health issues. Talk to your elderly loved one to find out which of these activities they would like to start doing. If they want to do more than one or even all of them, that is great, too. You and the senior home care providers can even do the activities with your elderly loved one.