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Finding Fun Things to Do for Seniors With Limited Mobility | Executive Care of Stratford

When older folks start to lose their mobility, either temporarily or permanently, they can often lose their zest for life. They need to know there are still many exciting and fun things to get involved in to keep them from becoming bored and languishing away.

It has been reported by the U.S. Census that our country’s population includes approximately 47 million seniors. They also noted that, in 2014, nearly 40% of people 65 and older suffered from at least one disability, and most of those issues were related to climbing stairs or walking.

If there is a loved one in your life who has a problem moving around, there are still plenty of interesting and fun activities to participate in.

Never Stop Enjoying Life

There are particular health conditions like arthritis and complications from a stroke or a fall that can limit your loved one’s movement. However, research has come a long way in studying different activities people can enjoy while being unable to get around like they used to. The truth is: There are still many stimulating and fun things to try AND do!

Listed below are some suggestions of activities that do not require a lot of “footwork”:

  1. Scrapbooking. We all have a story, and reliving past memories and organizing them for other generations to enjoy is a wonderful way to spend time if your loved one can’t get out and about. Arranging pictures with short descriptions will “immortalize” their memories and be keepsakes for many others to enjoy.
  2. Getting outdoors Being outside is stimulating and relaxing at the same time. The fresh air, the breezes and sounds of nature are to be enjoyed. Just make sure the temperature is comfortable and there is a way to come in from outdoors if conditions should change outside.
  3. Regular exercise. Who says you have to be on your feet to exercise? There are so many activity centers that offer exercise sessions for those who need low-key activities—meaning for those with physical hindrances. These classes are modified for those who need to sit or use a walker, further aiding with balanceissues.
  4. Bingo. Ah, yes! Bingo. What better way to socialize but with friendly competition while keeping the mind active?
  5. Many times artistic endeavors such as painting and crafting are a way to get those creative juices flowing and forget all about physical limitations. It has been suggested that this is a way to release emotion through the stroke of a brush or creating something useful and/or beautiful.

There is no need to stop enjoying life just because a person can’t get around. By taking part in different activities that will keep his or her mind active and in social situations, life still has much to offer!

Know that Executive Care of Stratford is always ready to step in and help make sure your loved one is leading the life he or she wants and deserves, right in the comfort of home. Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about our in-home care services.


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