What type of activities would be appropriate for my 91-year-old, legally blind father?

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He is in assisted Living with my mom, but needs something to do. He's not a bingo player, jewelry maker, etc. He is sharp as a tack, just vision - and hearing - impaired. Thoughts?

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Jessiebelle: Thanks. Dad was an insurance adjuster for most of his life. Interesting considering current events in Texas & Florida! And not always the most popular people either! I will look into the Echo. And will definitely check out SON's take on this.
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Jessiebelle: Thanks. Dad was an insurance adjuster for most of his life. Interesting considering current events in Texas & Florida! And not always the most popular people either! I will look into the Echo. And will definitely check out SNL's take on this.
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What did he do for a living? Men generally enjoy doing things similar to what they used to do when they worked. The vision problems put so much out of reach. He can still enjoy going outside or listening to TV or radio. I was wondering if he might like an Amazon Echo to toy around with. It can play music and look up information if you have the computer setup to support one. The only bad thing about Echo is it allows you to order things online, so not the best choice for someone that might have a spending problem. Echo would be an idea only if your father hears well.

This made me think of the Saturday Night Live skit about Echo Silver for seniors. If the group hasn't seen it, it is worth watching. It had to be written by a caregiver. I laughed start to finish when I saw it on Facebook.
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Thanks for the ideas. He never really had any hobbies - he worked a lot. He hasn't indicated a desire to do anything in particular, but I know he feels like a caged panther sometimes!
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Would he like audio books? With a headset is his hearing sufficient for this activity?

The library of congress provides books, magazines, and I think some newspapers in several audio formats, free of charge. They will provide a simple-to operate player, or you can download materials to listen to on your electric devices. Do a Google search for "library of congress audio books for the blind" for all the details. If my vision fails, I would love this service. But if Dad has never been a reader this may not appeal to him.
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Try headphones and music. He might enjoy hearing songs of his era even if he is not especially a music lover.
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Well, he is 91, so he probably has a good idea what he has always enjoyed doing. My mother is 91 and she enjoys doing nothing but watching TV. I let her do it. Trying to get her involved in activities would make both her and me miserable. Has your father told you that he is looking for ideas to do?
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