Many of us find it a challenge to keep our blind or vision impaired loved ones busy due to the fact that there is a limit to the activities that they can participate in. Many common activities such as walking, swimming, board games, and so on become a challenge when it comes to visually impaired people. The good news however is that this is a limitation that does not have to be there. There are many activities that our loved ones can participate in and with a little imagination, we can ensure that they are preoccupied and that their lives are full of fun.
Here are some of the activities for blind and vision-impaired aged adults.
Board Games and Puzzles
While many people believe that activities such as crossword puzzles require sight, this is not true at all. With a little innovation, your loved one can enjoy filling crossword puzzles just as they did when they had their sight. One approach is for you to read out the clues on the crossword puzzle and supply them with information about the number of letters required. Your loved ones can then guess the answers to the question which you can then fill on the crossword puzzle for them. Given that there are numerous crossword puzzles around, you can keep your loved ones busy and at the same time keep them mentally engaged.
Gardening is not a complicated hobby and can be done by people who are visually impaired, especially those suffering from low vision. Gardening, especially when working on a small patch of land, does not require much movement and thus can be done by someone with low vision. The action of nurturing life through plants is also very rewarding and will also engage the mind of your loved one. The result is an intense activity that is sure to provide mental as well as physical benefits to your loved one. What is even better is that it is an activity that does not require a lot of inputs and will also result in healthy, home-grown food items that will enrich your loved one’s diet.
If your loved one has a propensity towards music, then song and dance can be a greatly rewarding activity for them. One approach to this is to help them learn how to play a musical instrument. Pianos, guitars, flutes, and much more are musical instruments that can be played by blind or visually impaired individuals. Indeed, many great musicians have gone on to compose amazing music and play instruments while being blind. If this is an area that you would like to explore, there are specialized music tutors who can teach your visually impaired loved one how to play any instrument. This is because the approach to teaching visually impaired people how to play an instrument such as a piano is slightly different from how one would teach someone who can see. The good news though is that once they learn and practice, they are going to be just as good as individuals who can see.
At Discovery Village At Castle Hills, we focus on giving your loved one the best care possible. We are one of the leading assisted living communities with great residency packages tailored especially for your loved one. From fine dining through our Sensations Dining package to money-saving features such as RentLock, you are guaranteed to enjoy every minute of your stay at our assisted living community.