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The Many Benefits Of Senior Living Activities

The Many Benefits Of Senior Living Activities

In our previous article, we discussed the importance of looking into the amenities offered at the senior living facilities you may be considering. We also mentioned the importance of exploring the activities offered to the residents of each facility you are looking at. Oftentimes, little aspects like the amenities and activities provided/offered can help to make the transition process easier and more enjoyable. Both can also greatly add to the overall quality of life and the happiness of your loved one residing at the intended facility. Not only do activities create connections, but they also promote healthier more productive lifestyles. Many facilities offer various activities that are structured to meet the needs of the varying abilities and interests of the different residents.

Best Senior Living Activities

  • Workshops
  • Educational Lectures/Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Painting
  • Language Classes
  • Computer Classes
  • Dance Classes -Variety
  • Drama Club/Groups
  • Stand-Up Comedy
  • Bridge/Card Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Swimming
  • Water Aerobics
  • Zumba
  • Yoga/Thai Chi
  • Music Classes
  • HappyHour/Social Hour
  • Fashion Shows
  • Art Shows

The possibilities when it comes to different activities at senior living facilities really are endless. While a lot of facilities provide some or most of the activities we mentioned above, they also showcase different activities on an individual basis. It actually doesn’t hurt to speak with the facilities creative/activities director. See if they are open to suggestions for activities that you would like to see happen. Or ask more questions regarding some of the activities that your loved one may be interested in. It has been found that those who are having a hard time with the adjustment process of moving into a senior living space tend to have an easier time & find better ways to adjust when involved in activities and interacting with others. Friendships are also created and deeper connections with others which also helps to make the person feel more comfortable and at home.