Toms River, New Jersey
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3 Enjoyable Daily Activities for Seniors October 11, 2019

Toms River, Ocean County
3 Enjoyable Daily Activities for Seniors, Toms River, New Jersey

If you provide senior care for an aging loved one, you know that keeping them occupied and engaged goes a long way in ensuring their comfort, happiness, and safety. Growing older doesn't mean that someone can't still take part in many of the same hobbies and interests they've long enjoyed. A little support or some minor adjustments might be enough. Below are three fun daily activities to consider for the senior in your life.

A Guide to Fun Daily Activities for Seniors

1. Working on Art Projects

Artistic pursuits keep the mind active and help alleviate boredom. As part of your senior care routine, provide art supplies that stimulate the aging individual's creativity. Some popular suggestions include handicrafts like sewing, knitting, and cross-stitching; painting, sketching, or sculpting clay; scrapbooking; and writing short stories or even a memoir. Most of these projects involve safe tools and minimal supplies, so seniors of any age or ability level can take part.

2. Reading Books

senior careReading offers a way for a senior to see and experience the world without ever leaving the comfort of their chair. It has also been shown to improve cognitive function in aging adults. Consider starting a book club as part of your regular senior care efforts. Participants can read a designated book and then discuss it together over coffee or other refreshments.

3. Going Outside

When the weather is pleasant, many seniors will relish the chance to get some fresh air. If they can get around with no major issues, a leisurely walk can boost spirits and stretch tired or sore muscles. If they're in a wheelchair, consider pushing them through the neighborhood. Even if a senior isn't feeling up to a full walk, simply sitting outside can be a fun way to pass the time, watch people and nature, and enjoy the peace and quiet. Consider putting bird feeders and birdhouses in the yard to make the experience even more engaging.



If you need assistance in providing senior care to a loved one, trust the professionals at Visiting Angels. Their caregivers provide compassionate attention and companionship to seniors throughout the Toms River, NJ, area. Whether you need respite care services or just assistance with the tasks of daily independent living, Visiting Angels is here to help. Call (732) 240-1050 or visit them online to schedule a visit from a caregiver today.

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