As your family members advance in age, they too can benefit from the fun of playing games. Games are not only enjoyable and relaxing but can also help to stimulate their brains as they are constantly learning. This can help to boost their moods and strengthen their memories, ability to focus, logical skills, and creativity. Furthermore, different types of games can also improve your loved ones’ physical abilities, such as eyesight and agility. Here are some fun games for family members you can play to kill boredom and bond as a family.
Tile And Board Games
Tile and board games are easy to learn and can be played in a group. Better yet, there are so many types of board games out there so your loved ones will never get bored. They are known to slow down the weakening of cognitive abilities with age. Some examples of well-loved board games include Jenga, chess, mahjong, dominoes, and checkers.
Of course, there is also the classic Snakes and Ladders board game that is usually associated with kids. However, there is no harm in playing that as well as long as the whole family is having fun.
Word And Number Puzzles
If you would like games that can help your loved ones hone their language abilities, word and number puzzles easily do the trick. As family members age, some may find that their speech is not as fluent as before. However, with word and number puzzles, they can keep their minds sharp and have a consistent mind-based practice.
Examples of popular word and number puzzles include Scrabble, where your loved ones can practice spelling and creating words on a board. Sudoku, where they get to find all the numbers to complete the rows and columns, and Word Search, where they have to discover all the words hidden in the jumbled-up letters.
If you would like your loved ones to engage in more fun indoors, these creative activities may be a good match to what they need. One game that is great for the more nostalgic folks is Name That Tune. Pick songs that would appeal to your loved ones and get them to listen to the songs as well as learn of their titles and singers’ names a day in advance. Then, during the game, you play the song until one family member makes the right guess.
Another game that engages your family members is the Smile Toss. A balloon is passed around with music in the background. When it stops, the one holding the balloon has to keep from smiling for 10 seconds. This game is often played in a senior living community where the elderly are in the company of their peers.
Finally, your loved ones can enjoy some outdoor sports such as badminton, water balloon toss and tennis if they are more active. Avoid overly strenuous sports like basketball that may cause injuries that take a long time to heal.
If your family member prefers to live with peers and have a community to socialize and interact with, Discovery Village At Palm Beach Gardens offers living options that may be of interest. Residents get to enjoy a variety of activities to keep their minds and bodies healthy. Contact us today.