Finding Fun Adventures for Seniors Who Lack Mobility | Executive Care of Toms River
Just because seniors may possibly experience mobility issues, either on a temporary basis or for the long run, doesn’t mean that they are no longer able to have fun and enjoy life.
The U.S. Census reported that approximately 47 million seniors are a part of our country’s population. The census also stated that, in 2014, nearly 40% of people 65 and older experienced at least one disability, and approximately two-thirds of that population group experienced walking and/or climbing issues.
If you have a family member or friend who experiences a lack of mobility, he or she can still enjoy a good quality of life and experience a multitude of fun activities.
Don’t Stop Having Fun
Certain health circumstances such as arthritis, stroke or injuries due to falling can impede your loved one’s mobility, but that does not mean an exciting life has to come to a boring end.
Let’s take a look at some of the activities those who struggle with mobility can engage in:
- Scrapbooking. If your loved one collects photos of days gone by, what a fantastic way for him or her to relive the memories those photos stir up by organizing them into a scrapbook for others to enjoy.
- Spending time outdoors Being outdoors is natural medicine when it comes to loneliness and boredom for your loved one. Just to sit outside in a protected area is invigorating in the spring, summer and fall. However, make sure he or she can maintain a comfortable body temperature and stay hydrated.
- Regular exercise. Exercise is not impossible just because movement is limited. Many places offer chair yoga and chair exercise sessions. Even those who use a walker can incorporate these exercises into their daily routine while working on their balance.
- Bingo. Why is it bingo seems to be considered an older generation activity? But did you know it helps keep their minds sharp, offers a social venue and a little bit of fun competition? Encourage your loved one to participate!
- Creative pursuits. Many times painting, crafting or sculpting is a way to release stress while getting lost in the task. Encourage your loved one to get out there and show off his or her creativity while having a good time!
Keeping things exciting and fun should not be only for those without mobility issues. If there is limited mobility, there are many things to get up, dress up and show up for! Encourage your special person to try some of the above ideas out. He or she will be glad you did.
Know that Executive Care of Toms River 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.