Fund and safe activities for the seniors
As they said, age is just a number right? Wrong!
As we get older, our movements slow down, our minds start to blur, and we keep forgetting things. Bodily, the ache creeps in and visit frequently. However, physical and mental health is important during all stages of life more so during our senior years.
Here are several activities for seniors that can jumpstart both your mental and physical health, regardless of age and mobility.
Socialising – An intimate and warm social relationship could improve brain health. Spending time with family and friends gives you a sense of belonging, promoting a positive outlook on life. In addition, an active social life encourages you to continue interacting and engaging with others around you, learning new information and exercising the mind.
Socialising is done best in a setting such as a group walk or exercise class.
Walking – Walking has so many benefits for older people. It can improve your health and wellbeing in many ways, and it can help you to live independently for longer. Being able to walk without help is one of the strongest indicators of whether someone can live independently. Older people who exercise regularly are more likely to walk without assistance and do things for themselves around the house.
Gardening – During this Covid-19 period where many are confined to the house, many seniors tend to spend a lot of time indoors, creating a Vitamin D deficiency and an imbalance of brain hormones. Gardening is a great way to soak up some sun, promote a stress-free environment, and get a little exercise. Gardening requires the use of many critical functions, including dexterity and sensory awareness. By spending even a short amount of time gardening on a regular basis, seniors can maintain their motor skills and improve their endurance and strength.
Learning – No one including seniors should stop learning. Senior should be given an opportunity to participate in ongoing knowledge development or continuing education classes. This is a superb way to maintain mental alertness and engagement. Tech for all should be the mantra for seniors. In this modern age of technology, seniors should learn how to video call their love ones who stay overseas, how to order a Grab car or foods and how to manage Facebook to keep in touch with the happenings of this world.
Pet Therapy – Pets provide emotional stability during stressful situations, helping to reduce anxiety and depression. Caring for a pet helps increase a senior’s self-confidence and self-esteem, providing them a way to feel useful and responsible for something. Animals have a special way of bonding with seniors and helping to brighten their day. If your elderly loved one is an animal lover, spending time with pets and other animals could be a highly engaging activity for them. From dogs and cats to fish and birds, there’s so much to be gained from giving the senior in your life a chance to connect with animals. Research has shown that doing so can help to increase overall physical and mental well-being.