Senior Activities Articles

  • Tips for Motivating Seniors to Stay Involved

    We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for motivating seniors to stay involved as they age.

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  • How to Plan Meaningful Activities for Someone with Alzheimer's

    Activities that can give an elderly loved one a sense of accomplishment may help stave off anxiety and depression. Coming up with activities to keep a person with Alzheimer's busy and engaged with life can be a tricky task for a caregiver.

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  • A Caregiver’s Struggle: Balancing an Elder's Sense of Purpose with Their Safety

    Seniors need to feel useful to enjoy a high quality of life. Sticking to everyday routines and engaging in enjoyable activities helps them maintain a sense of purpose. But if you believe an elder’s actions are risky or dangerous, when should you step in?

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  • Keeping Seniors Busy and Active

    If a senior’s abilities have waned, it can be challenging to find ways to adapt or replace the pastimes they once loved. In some cases, there is no encouraging or convincing an elderly loved one to remain active.

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  • Senior Activities: Hobbies for Seniors with Limited Mobility

    Older adults often experience a decline in motor coordination and mobility. Experienced caregivers offer their best tips and suggestions for activities that seniors with limited mobility can enjoy.

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  • Hobbies for Blind and Low-Vision Seniors

    Experienced caregivers offer their best tips and suggestions for activities for blind and low-vision seniors.

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  • A Typical Day in a Senior Rehab Facility

    After being hospitalized seniors are often prescribed a stay at an inpatient rehabilitation facility to help them get back on their feet. While the focus of their stay is rehabilitation, the services provided by a skilled nursing facility are not limited to therapy.

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  • Music Therapy for Alzheimer's and Dementia

    Certain songs and melodies can have surprising effects on individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia. Exposing your loved one to music therapy or recreational activities can jog their memory and be especially enjoyable for them in facilities and at home.

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  • 3 Types of Adult Day Care

    Adult day care centers give caregivers a break from around-the-clock care and provide peace of mind that their loved one is in good hands. There are varying levels of adult day care that cater to seniors’ specific needs.

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  • Encouraging a Senior with Limited Mobility to Get Outside

    Fresh air and a change in a senior’s surroundings can do more than help diminish boredom and complacency. People who spend a few minutes outside daily are less likely to have health problems and more likely to remain active.

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  • Questions and Answers About Independent Living

    Independent living within a planned retirement community gives elders the chance to participate in community life, pursue activities based entirely on their interests and preferences and dine at restaurants if they don't want to cook.

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  • 5 Common Myths About Adult Day Care Centers

    Common criticisms of adult day care stem from misdirected comparisons to babysitting and institutional care. Most modern senior centers are working to dispel these myths by refining their services and encouraging seniors’ independence.

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  • Seniors Can Find Confidence and Flow in Yoga Practice

    A regular yoga practice can provide a number of physical and mental benefits to an elderly person. There are many benefits to yoga that make it one of the best exercise regimens for seniors.

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  • What to Serve Seniors at a Cookout

    Culinary and elder care experts share their suggestions for lean, easy-to-eat dishes that are perfect for serving up at a summer barbecue.

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  • Fun Exercises to Help Caregivers Stay Healthy

    Of all the things a caregiver wants to do, exercise usually falls last on the list. But a workout doesn’t always have to feel like work. Use these tips to make fitness more fun.

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  • Caring for A Senior With Alzheimer's At Home

    When caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease, each day brings unique challenges, changing abilities and new patterns of behavior. Incorporate these tips and strategies into your daily routine to facilitate caring for your loved one at home.

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  • How to Choose an Adult Day Care Center

    This checklist will help guide caregivers in choosing the best adult day care center that will meet their needs, as well as those of their elderly parent.

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  • The Healing Power of Pets for Seniors

    Owning a pet can bring elders a tremendous amount of joy and a renewed sense of purpose. No matter the type of animal, pets can have a beneficial impact on both an older adult’s mental and physical health.

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  • How to Convince a Resistant Elder to Attend Adult Day Care

    Adult day care can be a lifesaver for a stressed out caregiver, but sometimes, an elderly parent resists attending. Here are some tips to help caregivers and seniors discover the tremendous value of Adult Day Centers.

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  • How Seniors Can Benefit from Adopting an Exercise Regimen

    Physical activity is recommended for people of all ages and abilities to promote physical and mental health. Use these tips to encourage an aging loved one to exercise and help find a regimen that works for them.

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