3 Fun Activities for Seniors

by | Feb 18, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

group of three elderly men having fun and playing cards game at park

Did you know? According to one study, 4 of the top 5 activities most commonly mentioned by seniors as their favorite pastimes were active in nature. They included activities, such as gardening, playing sports, walking, jogging, and other physical activities. Other favorite activities included puzzles, arts and crafts, and socializing.

Looking for fun ideas but don’t know where to start? Even if you can’t be as active as you want to be due to advancing age or because of a disability, there are still a lot of opportunities for you to have fun. Nest & Care, a trusted source of in-home care in Bethesda, Maryland, recommends the following activities for seniors.

  1. Active Sports and Games

    Plenty of fun games for seniors involve physical activity. They give seniors the opportunity to get some exercise, improve balance, enhance hand-eye coordination, and socialize with family and friends. Consider examples such as:

    • Tennis
    • Golf
    • Croquet
    • Indoor Bowling
    • Curling
    • And more
  2. Traditional Puzzles and Games

    If you are looking for more laidback, yet still fun activities, you should consider traditional puzzles and games. Card and board games provide seniors with the opportunity to socialize and benefit from the fun challenges of friendly competition. Moreover, puzzles can help sharpen cognitive skills. As a leading provider of home health care in Takoma Park, Maryland, we want you to consider puzzles or games such as:

    • Scrabble
    • Checkers
    • Bingo
    • Chess
    • Uno
    • Solitaire
    • Word Search Puzzles
    • Poker
    • And more
  3. Parties and Social Events

    Attending parties and social events can be a great way to inject more fun into a senior’s life. A good conversation, reminiscing about old times, and talking about similar interests may elevate a senior’s mood and outlook. So, don’t shy away from joining clubs, attending parties, or organizing your own events. Today, it’s possible to plan events around all kind of fun themes such as:

    • Trivia Night
    • Formal Tea
    • Casino Night
    • Secret Santa
    • Hawaiian Luau
    • The 1950s, 60s, 70s, etc.
    • And more

Stay Active
Don’t use your age as an excuse to stop being active! If you are hesitant about starting any kind of activity, you can always talk to your physician for suitable activity suggestions.

Nest & Care is a dedicated in-home care in Montgomery County, MD. We provide services in Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring, and its neighboring communities. If you’re looking for a dedicated and professional caregiver who can help a loved one for their daily needs, Nest & Care can help.

We carefully match each client with the best caregiver and formulate an individualized plan that best suits the family’s needs and goals. Excellent services for our clients and families is of paramount importance to us. Call us today for your free in-home assessment by a Nest & Care Registered Nurse.

Katharina Villanueva

Katharina Villanueva

RN, BSN, CCRN-K, SCRN, CNRN, DN, CDP

Kat is the founder of Nest & Care LLC, a Private Duty In-Home Care agency providing companion care, personal care, and skilled nursing services to families in and around Montgomery County and Howard County, MD.

For the past 15 years, she has devoted her nursing career to caring for patients with Neurologic or Neurosurgical conditions in the acute, subacute and chronic phases. She worked at Keck Medical Center of USC in Los Angeles, California before moving to Maryland where she exclusively worked with patients with stroke as a stroke program coordinator at Providence Hospital.

She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines in 1998. Kat is married to Mikael, a pediatric surgeon. They have 3 boys and 3 dogs.