Seniors and elderly patients also need time for leisure. This can promote senior’s well being as they need social, mental, and physical stimulation to stay active despite their age. There are many fun activities for elderly that could keep their minds sharp, spirits high, and bodies strong.

Explore the following activity ideas for some inspiration.

       1.Active Games and Sports.

A lot of fun games for seniors involve physical activity. This gives them the opportunity to have some exercise and feel a sense of control. Examples are:

  • Golf
  • Pool
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Croquet
  • Curling
  • Wii bowling
  • Ball tossing
  • Horseshoes
  • Frisbee tossing
  • Shuffleboard

  1.   Traditional Games and Puzzles.

These kinds of games are popular with seniors as well as with younger people who like to do fun things with seniors they care about. Board games and card game provide great ways to socialize with other people. Puzzle games can help seniors sharpen their mind.

  • Scrabble
  • Bingo
  • Checkers
  • Uno
  • Monopoly
  • Dominoes
  • Chinese checkers
  • Chess
  • Poker
  • Mahjong
  • Solitaire
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Word search puzzles

 

  1.    Performing Activities.

Dancing to music can connect your body to healing rhythms. Singing popular songs can help you enjoy the humor with other people. And performing in different ways can remind you how fun it is to try such activities.

  • Ballroom dancing
  • Seniors’ karaoke
  • Story telling
  • Reading books to a group of kids
  • Swing dancing
  • Acting in a play

 

  1.   Outdoor Activities.

The outside world is full of pleasurable sights, sounds, and mood. As long as the weather is good, outdoor activities could be more fun with friends. Here are some outdoor activities that seniors might want to try.

  • Gardening
  • Walking
  • Picnics
  • Boat rides
  • Bird-watching
  • Nature photography

 

  1. Amusing Excursions

You may not be a kid, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t go on fieldtrips for some exploration, excitement, and social bonding. You can consider visiting places like these.

  • County fairs
  • Theme parks
  • Carnivals
  • Adult arcades
  • Art shows
  • Plays
  • Wineries

 

Never too old to have fun.

Regardless of age, everyone loves to have some fun and seniors are not an exemption. Having a good laugh with your friends, sharing enjoyable trips and activities with other people is a wonderful way to stay actively engaged in life. So get back in touch with your child-like qualities and start doing them again!