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7 Great Hobby Ideas for Seniors

Elderly Care in The Heights, TX – Try These Fun Hobbies to Improve Mental and Physical Well-Being

7 Great Hobby Ideas for SeniorsAs older adults either retire from a career or get to a point when they slowdown from the everyday hustle and bustle of a busy life, sometimes it’s hard for them to know what to do with their extra time. There are lots of activities and hobbies that are entertaining and interesting for seniors that also help them stay active both mentally and physically. Some of those include:

  1. Blogging – For the senior who likes to write or always wanted to try their hand at writing, starting a blog or creating a website can be just the ticket. There are many easy and step-by-step instructions online to get them started.
  2. Learning computer skills – Some people in the older generation have either never used a computer or have limited computer skills. Having internet skills and understanding the basics of social media can open the door to many opportunities including better communication with family and friends who don’t live close by. Many senior centers and community colleges offer classes to help seniors understand the basics of computers and internet.
  3. Birdwatching – This can be a fun and educational activity. The senior can bird watch alone from their home with just a bird feeder or join a birdwatching group. Great indoor or outdoor activity depending on which winter climate you live in.
  4. Arts and Crafts – Seniors can bring out their inner Martha Stewart and learn to make different things. Some popular items include greeting cards, scrapbooking old photos and memorabilia, painting, drawing, ceramics, wood projects, sewing, knitting, embroidery or crocheting.
  5. Going to the movies – With extra time on their hands and senior discounts, seniors have the luxury of enjoying a trip to the movies any time. This can be a fun activity done in a group as well. Also, many cities have annual film festivals that bring new and unusual films to the public.
  6. Art galleries – Many seniors can appreciate the arts such as paintings or sculptures. Many community centers offer classes and group outings to museums and galleries for people who enjoy art.
  7. Art classes – You don’t have to be a Picasso to take an art class and have fun. Many art studios offer beginner classes.

Your elderly loved one may be able to make some connections through the local senior citizen organizations to start their own group of something they want to do. A book club? A card game group? How about a poetry writing club? The possibilities are endless.

Consider hiring elder care services if your loved one could use a little more help or companionship.

If you have a loved one who could benefit from the help of elderly care in The Heights, TX contact At Your Side Home Care. We help seniors and their families with many levels of home care service. Call (832) 271-1600 for more information.

Donna Wrabel, LMSW

For most of us, the word "home" evokes warm feelings of comfort, security and well-being. For older adults, home also means holding tight to cherished memories and maintaining self-esteem and independence. When illness, injury or age make life a little more challenging, remaining at home in a comfortable, familiar environment encourages recovery and enhances the quality of life. Home can be defined as a private residence, an independent or assisted living facility or even a short term stay in the hospital, we recognize the additional benefits provided by a personal, professional assistant.

Our Certified Nurse Aides, 24-Hour Live-in Assistants and Home Health Aides are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also provide the security and confidence of 24-hour Telephone Assistance, so fast, reliable help is always available when it's needed. To learn more about our homecare services see our homecare services page.

Different people need different levels of homecare. To meet the requirements of our clients, At Your Side Homecare maintains consistent staffing levels of caring professionals. Homecare service is available for as little as a few hours a week, or as many as 24 hours a day, seven days a week