6 comments on “Looking for Spring Activity Ideas for Seniors?

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us! I agree with everything that you have said. It is so important that we get out and play with our seniors! It means so much to them, and it makes us feel better about ourselves as well. So many people think that once you get a certain age, you shouldn’t get outside and play, or do any kind of activities. This could not be more untrue! Seniors especially need to feel like they are still moving around and doing things so that they don’t feel so down every single day.

    I live with my Grandfather and even though we don’t have time every day, we always do yard work together, and I know it is something that he looks forward to! I also work with senior citizens, helping them cover the out of pocket gaps brought on by government medicare, and getting out and playing is something extremely important to them. Not only does it keep them healthy, which is what we like, but happy! Thanks again for your post, you have an excellent blog.

  3. A great blog and thanks for the enjoyable read.

    It is something I don’t think enough people do and that is spend quality time with elderly loved ones and what better way to do it than through fun activities.

    I have a couple of activities to add that can be enjoyed by seniors include Yoga, stretching and swimming.

    Yoga and stretching classes can involve groups of any numbers and the social interaction involved is as key as the exercise itself. Swimming is effective as an activity as it works all muscles in the body and is importantly a low impact exercise.

    I would suggest trying to get involved with an elderly loved one twice a week in such activities as the physical effect combined with the social interaction will be priceless.

  4. Ina Gilmore on Feb 9, 2013 7:58 am |

    Caregiving for seniors by finding activities they like and can participate in has some challenges as you mention Chris. Thanks for your comment. The activity must be individualized, and the best options are dependent upon several factors. Including what is available locally, the senior’s mental and physical conditioning, whether the senior enjoys group activities, and more.

    A good place to start is getting involved with a senior in activities they enjoy. Figuring out what they would enjoy can be part of the challenge and fun of caregiving for seniors.

  5. I really enjoyed your Spring Activities article and comments. We plan to included them in our May Newsletter for our various offices (and care giver staff) as a part of our “SPRING FLING CELEBRATION”.
    Dr. Ina, you ARE the road map.

  6. Ina Gilmore on May 14, 2013 7:35 am |

    Thank you for the kind comment. I’m delighted you find the information helpful.