I'm a very big fan of exercise. I do it regularly—not to change the way I look—but because it has always been a huge help in combatting anxiety and depression for me. My mind always seems to settle or spin up when I am moving my body. I feel so good afterwards!
I recently read some interesting articles that said a study was published in Neurology that shows exercise actually does more for the brain than crossword puzzles: https://theweek.com/articles/471152/exercise-better-brain-than-crossword-puzzles. Based off my own experience and watching others age I fully believe this. The people I've known who live to be centennials and seem happy, have their days so busy I feel tired (but inspired) listening to them tell me about them. :)
So my question is this... What would be good ideas to nudge seniors out of the house to regularly walk or do something else that is gently active when they are depressed, sore, reclusive and do not live in an area that has a sidewalk?