It’s important for seniors to stay active, but the cold weather can bring challenges. These wintertime activities for seniors can help them feel engaged both mentally and physically while creating a stronger sense of fulfillment.
Walking – This is one of the most basic, low impact exercises there is. All you need is a good pair of shoes and some motivation. Walking outdoors on a mild winter day can be a great way to see the neighborhood or a local forest preserve. But there are days where you may need to find a community center, indoor walking center, or a shopping mall to get your walk in. Most cell phones now can measure your steps, so you know how far your feet have taken you.
Join a Book Club – Literature is a great way to keep the brain engaged, and a book club allows seniors to make that a social engagement. Discussing the book with others who have read it helps you to better retain the contents.
Genealogy Research – Family is important to all of us. We want to understand more about our ancestry and heritage. But for many working parents, a hectic life just gets in the way. For seniors with more time, this can be a highly fulfilling activity – one that the rest of the family will be grateful that you took up.
Learn an Instrument – Age shouldn’t be a factor when it comes to learning a new skill. If there is a musical instrument you always wanted to pick up, but never did, why not do it now? This is a great way to keep your mind sharp and your hand-eye coordination intact.
Yoga – Yoga comes with tremendous benefits that can keep your body agile into old age. Some of these benefits include stronger bones, improved balance and strength, improved flexibility, reduced anxiety, and a healthy weight. All of this is something we can use in old age.
Any of these wintertime activities for seniors can help them to feel more active and engaged. If you or a family member need help with mobility and creating an environment more conducive to aging in place, contact RampNow today for more ideas