To promote physical and mental wellness, older adults must engage in an active lifestyle. They can achieve this by taking up fun hobbies as pastimes. With so many options available, it can seem daunting as to which one to choose. However, there is definitely a hobby suitable for your loved ones that will help them enjoy their golden years happily and healthily. Here are some hobbies for your loved ones to engage in.
One of the most popular hobbies for your loved ones is to provide a pet for them to care for. Studies have shown that pets can help lower stress for your loved ones while helping them to feel good about themselves. It’s not difficult to know why it’s such a popular hobby for loved ones: pets provide much-needed comfort while helping loved ones alleviate negative health and mental conditions, such as depression and so on.
If your loved ones are physically able, why not let them indulge in the hobby of dancing? Dancing is a great way for your loved ones to socialize with other like-minded people. As it can be done in groups, your loved ones can break out of isolation and loneliness to engage with others, while keeping a healthy and active lifestyle. Dancing is known to help enhance balance and reduce the risks of falls, immobility, and fractures. As your loved ones sway to the rhythm of the music, they get to enjoy themselves, promoting better health and happiness for themselves too.
Art and Crafts
As a cathartic hobby, art and crafts can help your loved ones relieve stress. As an artistic hobby, art and crafts can help promote creativity in your loved ones. As a bonus, your loved ones can socialize with other people if they take part in group sessions. There are various expressions of art and crafts, such as photography, drawing, pottery, sewing, and so on. All of these activities help to promote mental wellness in your loved ones even as they stimulate the artistic side of your loved ones.
Gardening is an effective hobby to keep your loved ones active. The constant moving about during gardening will help your loved ones develop better mobility. Gardening requires your loved ones to develop physical endurance and strength while ensuring stress reduction and mental relaxation.
There are various card games, such as rummy, bridge, poker, and so on, that your loved ones can enjoy. These games will help stimulate the brain as your loved ones continue to hone their mental faculties to stay on top of the game, literally. Card games help keep their minds sharp which can help lower the risk of mental conditions, like Alzheimer’s disease and so on.
Why Choose Discovery Village At Deerwood?
At Discovery Village At Deerwood, we provide a wide range of activities for your loved ones to enjoy in their later years. It can be difficult to find hobbies that your loved ones would like to engage in, especially if you have a busy schedule. At Discovery Village At Deerwood, we have our very own specially curated Celebrations Activities & Events to ensure that your loved ones will never feel bored with us. Contact us to find out more!