Researches show that elderly adults who are active and engaged enjoy better mental and physical health and experience less cognitive decline when compared to those who are less active and socially connected. This is just one way in which senior living activities can help control senior care costs while making life happier and more enjoyable for seniors.
The best senior living activities are intended to keep the residents engaged and active, and most importantly, they are fun. Many assisted living and senior living facilities listen to their residents on what they want to do and come up with fun and interesting activities. As residents play a significant role in setting the activity calendars, every assisted living community offers something different. Some of the most common activities in senior living communities are discussed below.
All of us would love to have food and drinks with friends and this is why social events involving food and drinks are very popular among seniors in assisted living facilities. These events offer residents many chances to enjoy the company of their neighbors, not to mention the food and drink.
Organized community games are also very popular among residents of senior care homes. From Bingo to card games, there are many community game options that can help keep seniors sharp. By taking part in community games, the residents can have a great time, all the while encouraging each other. Community games can let seniors bond over laughter.
Fitness and wellness programs in senior living facilities are designed to be fun and can help residents ensure physical activity, thereby experience improved emotional and physical health. Activities like yoga, meditation, and Zumba sessions can help ensure the health and wellness of seniors. When seniors are having so much fun from the activities, they will forget that they are exercising.
Community outings can be much enjoyable to the residents of senior living communities. Activities like bus trips, museum trips, and lunch dates are much popular among residents of assisted living communities. Many seniors will love to get out and see new things and outings and adventures can help make connections between the residents and staff of senior living communities.
Arts and crafts are another favorite activity among senior living residents. These classes are especially enjoyed by female residents and they can be much excited about using the craftworks to decorate their apartments.