The Top Winter Stay-At-Home Activities For Seniors
With COVID-19 restrictions still on high alert, there’s no telling exactly when our days will return back to normal. And while vaccines are slowly, but surely, rolling out across Canada, that doesn’t mean home lockdowns can’t still be exciting and entertaining!
If you haven’t already discovered a new hobby or pastime, we’ve got you covered with a list of some of our absolute favourite activities to maximize your home lockdown entertainment, while ensuring you remain safe at home.
Top At-Home Activities For Seniors
1 ) Netflix Party For Group Movies
If you miss gathering the family together for weekend movie nights, look no further. Netflix Party is a free Chrome Extension (website add-on) that allows you to synchronously watch Netflix movies with your friends and family, from the comfort of your own home!
Similar to Skype and Facetime video calls, Netflix Party enables you and your loved ones to experience and watch movies together, simulating couch parties and movie theatre outings. Simply ensure that all friends and/or family members have the extension installed on their devices, and you’ll be set to indulge in the perfect home movie theatre experience together, in the comfort and safety of your own home.
Just don’t forget the popcorn!
2 ) Yoga For The Body And Mind
As published in a Harvard Medical School article, yoga is linked to various physical and cognitive advantages; crucial aspects for elders who aren’t as active as their younger selves once were.
And yes, we understand exactly how hard it may be to actually start exercising, but the lists of benefits associated with the low-impact exercise are sure to get you up and going on your feet! Here just a few of the various benefits directly linked to yoga:
- Flexibility and joint health
- Balance and stability
- Decreased anxiety and stress
- Decreased blood pressure
- Breathing and respiratory aid
3 ) Create A Social Media Account
The ongoing pandemic has made social interaction one of the most difficult challenges to date. But today, social media and technology have enabled users to connect with friends and family, regardless of where you are.
While there may be slight learning curves, social media can be beneficial for senior care in a variety of ways, allowing your loved ones to rekindle and reconnect with friends and family in a safe and innovative fashion.
Here are a few of our favourite ways social media may bring joy to elders:
- Educational purposes and exposure to various social justice movements
- Entertainment; whether it be laughing at a meme or an inspiring video
- Communicate with friends and family around the world
These are just a few of our favourite ways for your loved ones to remain safe, connected, and entertained throughout these times. For more tips and advice on how to make the most of home lockdowns for elders, be sure to check out our other articles.