It's not uncommon to see the activity level and social life of older adults decrease, especially if they have lost spouses or suffer from physical ailments. However, staying active is an essential component of one's health and well-being. For instance, social activities exercise the brain, maintain agility and mobility, reduce the risk of cognitive decline, and provide general support and encouragement.
Ways to help older adults stay active:
Play games – board games and card games are great exercises for the brain
Adopt a new hobby or attend classes
Join a charity group or volunteer
Join a walking group or try a low-impact exercise like water aerobics
Take a dance class or join a choir
Join a photography, birding, gardening, or knitting club
If you are looking at senior living options for yourself or a loved one, know that the vast majority of communities offer a variety of activities for residents. Whether you are researching communities on your own, or if you would like the help of a referral specialist, be sure to ask about the activities offered so you can be sure to make the community choice that is right for you.
In the Eugene-Springfield area, Adult Living Solutions works with senior living communities every day and we are well versed in the options available. Give us a call today: 541-685-1533