It can be disheartening to lose some strength, balance, and coordination with age. Fortunately, there are still plenty of fun activities for seniors with limited mobility. At PeachTree Place Assisted Living, we’ve put together a list of creative options for seniors in the Salt Lake City area.
Aging can mean more opportunities to try new things or even having more time for your old favorites.
- Get Involved: Storytell At The Library Or Sing In A Choir
- Stay Active: Try Chair Yoga Or Gardening
- Use Your Hands: Knit, Crochet, Or Paint
- Use Your Mind: Read, Write & Journal
- Challenge Yourself: Learning A New Language
Hand Activities For Seniors
There are so many creative indoor activities for seniors that make good use of hand dexterity. Knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and quilting are all excellent options. Use your talents or learn a new one.
Not only are these activities creative, but many report a sense of peace and tranquility when participating in fiber arts. These crafts result is something useful and beautiful. They can even be gifted or donated for a cause.
Exercise Your Mind
Just because your body can’t do everything it used to do, doesn’t mean your mind is any less active. Some of the best recreational activities for seniors include ways to keep the mind sharp. Examples include puzzles and board games, crosswords and sudoku, and even learning a new language.
An added social aspect to a hobby like reading is the possibility of forming a book club to discuss your favorite books later on.
Stay Active. Get Outdoors.
Warm sunshine and fresh breezes are good for the soul. There are a lot of safe activities outdoors that can be good recreation for seniors with limited mobility. Gardening is one fantastic option. If bending and kneeling are problematic, raised garden beds and potted gardens may be the solution.
Seated yoga and tai chi are easy activities to incorporate outdoors and get the blood flowing. Physical activity and spending time in nature are both excellent mood boosters.
Community Involvement For Older Adults
Some of the most popular activities for seniors in assisted living are artistic pursuits. Sketching, painting, and scrapbooking are all wonderful ways to stay busy. They are also great ways to make friends with similar interests.
Other creative possibilities include writing, storytelling, and journaling. Write your memoir, poetry, or the next great American novel. If storytelling is more up your alley, volunteer at a local library to read to children.
The Sky’s The Limit With Friends Nearby
At PeachTree Place Assisted Living, it’s easy to find friends to work alongside with at our raised garden beds or to invite a buddy over for a scrapbooking date at your apartment. Take advantage of community dining to talk about that latest good read or get opinions on your project.
There are so many activities for seniors with limited mobility to choose from. You can stay active and have fun within a thriving senior community like ours. The real problem may be choosing just one new interest to get involved with.
A Thriving Senior Community Near Salt Lake
At PeachTree Place Assisted Living, we serve seniors in the Salt Lake City, West Haven, and Ogden areas. We offer compassionate care, medical assistance, and a variety of recreation opportunities for seniors with limited mobility. Contact us today and schedule a tour.