There are so many things that you can do with a senior this year even if they are stuck in the house due to a health condition. Rockwall elder care providers believe that one of the most important things that you can do is spend time with them because being stuck inside can dampen his or her mood. There are many senior-friendly activities that will make long winter days pass by much faster and boost your loved one’s emotional wellbeing.
Many seniors enjoy playing games, so drag out those board games you enjoyed playing as a child or buy some new ones. In particular, many seniors enjoy playing dominoes and will be glad to teach in-home Rockwall caregivers the rules. Others enjoy playing card games, so invite some of their friends in for a card party.
Research shows that people are happier when they are being creative. There are many crafts that seniors can do including knitting and crocheting. If he or she currently doesn’t have a craft, then head to the hobby store and pick one out you think your loved one would enjoy. Learning a new skill is a good way to bond with your loved one and lift his or her spirits.
Seniors often love to read. If their eyesight is starting to fail, then consider the wonderful gift of audiobooks. There are several free programs where seniors can order an audiobook and drop it in the mail to get another free book. If they are able, a trip to the library may make a fun and eventful outing with your loved one.
Many nonprofits need volunteers and some are willing to let the volunteers work from home. For example, seniors may help fold newsletters and stick the postage on them or make phone calls to check on other seniors in the area. This helps them connect with their communities and engage with others.
There are many activities that seniors can still enjoy during the winter months. By engaging with your loved one this winter, you help him or her stave off the winter blues and create lasting memories. Call Home Care Assistance of Rockwall today at (972) 722-7833 to learn more about the importance of bonding with your elderly loved one. Our highly trained caregivers provide flexible live-in, hourly and respite home care Rockwall seniors need to boost emotional, physical and mental wellbeing from home. Schedule a free in-home consultation when you call today.