Spring Activities For Seniors In 2020
It is safe to say that the majority of Canadians are more enlightened around this time of year as spring emerges, reintroducing better weather and better opportunities. This goes especially for individuals who wish to connect with their senior loved ones. No one wants to be bundled up in a senior care centre at a beautiful time like this. Now is the perfect time of the year for you and your elderly loved one to witness flowers blossoming and aromas lingering.
If you’re looking for some activities to partake in with your senior parents during this Spring, we’ve got a few suggestions ready for you.
Playing Cognitive Games
For your loved ones who find mobility to be limited, stimulation and cognitive games could be great alternative activities for them to enjoy. You and your loved ones can spend time by playing board games, completing crosswords, word searches, or any brain enhancing game in general. Moreover, these sorts of recreational activities are also known to help prevent dementia.
Social and Physical Health of Your Loved Ones
It is the prime season to enjoy a series of outdoor activities, whether that be taking a stroll or other forms of social activity. Disability and older age can sometimes affect how social or physically-able an individual is. Hence, it is very important to keep a healthy schedule of social activities for your loved one. Exercise does not have to be intense nor extreme – something as small as stretching or walking can greatly benefit a person both physically and mentally.
Keeping in Touch With Your Senior Loved Ones
With all the technologies and SMS applications available today, there has been no better generation at staying in touch than us. However, be it due to work or other tasks preoccupying our days, it can sometimes be difficult for some people to reach out and remain in touch with their elderly parents. In the midst of our busy schedules, it is important to take some time off to spend with them, especially in a time as beautiful as Spring.
Spring Activities for Seniors in 2020
Enjoy the new season to its fullest! Try partaking in as many physical and social activities as possible and inviting your parents to join in. Valuable time spent together means a lot to elderly parents. Below are a few activities we suggest considering that can help strengthen your bond with your parents this Spring season:
- Going Curling
- Visiting Nearby Cafes
- Taking a Walk
- Cycling (Group Cycling)
- Play Board/Brain Games
- Visit a Plant Nursery
- Take a Scenic Drive
- Easter and Spring Decorations
- Create an Indoor/Outdoor Garden
If you need a hand with taking care of chores at home while you’re busy hanging out with elderly parents, we can lend a hand! Care at Home Services offers an array of home care services ranging from general assistance services for day-to-day tasks to specialized care for those in need. Feel free to contact us by giving us a call or by submitting a web form! We’ll let you know how we can help.