10 Activities For Seniors To Put Sparkle Back In The Day

Mature adults in different activities.

Active Mature Adults

    1. Dust off a classic movie with a favorite snack

While spending too much time in front of the TV is not ideal, having a movie night to look forward to is something noted to be both engaging and stimulating!

 

    1. Get in touch with the inner artist

Creativity, such as pulling out the crayons for simple coloring projects, helps to reduce stress and negative emotions. Here is a popular coloring book and crayon set from Amazon.


 

    1. Learn to say “hello” in another language

Learning to say a simple word or sentence in another language is fun and will bring smiles from others!

    1. Take a breath of fresh air

Whether one is able to sit on the porch, wheel around outside, or take a walk beyond the proverbial “four walls,” time spent out-of-doors can greatly increase Vitamin D. Even simply arranging a time to sit by a window to take in the sights and sounds of birds, trees and other unconfined activities outside can be refreshing and rejuvenating!

    1. Fun and games

Playing chess, solving crossword puzzles, sitting down with other puzzles and games are engaging. They can also be enjoyed with visitors, other seniors, or be played single. They are an entertaining way to both keep the mind active and enjoy conversation and humor with others.

    1. Enjoy laughter with visitors

Encouraging visits with positive family, friends and encouraging them to bring along their little ones fills the air with joy that lasts especially when combined with activities that can be pulled out later and physically held till the next get-together. If well-behaved pets are possible to include, they can also bring special joy to the gathering!

    1. Crafting and scrapbooking

Crafting is a special form of creative art that uses objects that are readily available. Scrapbooking is taking any picture and using different items such as markers, glitter, and ribbon to jazz up a memorabilia book. It can be a special creative outlet for journaling and expression.


    1. A little exercise goes a long way

This can actually assist in preventing injury, making injury recovery smoother, reduce stress, and release a natural hormone into the body called endorphins. This “feel good” hormone improves sleep patterns, reduces pain, and boosts mood, along with the benefits of improved balance and coordination that come with exercise.

  • It has been found that moderate exercises can help with depression.
    1. Volunteer activities

Reaching out to different hospitals and local charities, fun volunteer projects can be found that seniors can participate in. These projects give needed assistance to others and provide seniors with a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

    1. Mindful reading

Reading exercises the mind, which appears to aid in retaining memory, offsets Alzheimer's and dementia, and is an effective stress reducer!

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