by: Nancy L. Brown
Elderly People need to keep their mind active and stay alert so that their brain power stays strong. It is like that saying that I have heard from my late Grandma a saying that she believed in - "Use It or Lose It". So if you stay active within the mind and the body then you will live a full life. When you start to stand still and have no hobbies to keep your mind sharp then you will soon feel the effects, that is why it is so important to find 5 Fun Activities For Elderly People.
Keep On Moving
To stay healthy you need to keep on moving. Moving around with exercise is the best way to keep healthy on the inside and on the outside.
All it takes is two 15 minutes walking a day to stay active and healthy. If you are able to walk for longer and love to get out and about then even the better. Walking is the best way to keep the weight off, and keep the mind alive. For the Elderly People walking is a great way to stay in touch with friends, met new friends. Walking with a family pet like a loved dog, is also a great way to make sure you leave the house every day!
5 Fun Activities For Elderly People
That list could actually be 101 Fun Activities For Elderly People because depending on what the person likes as a hobby/passion or interest will depend on how many activities the Elderly person would like to do. The more interest the Elderly person has the more quality of life the person will be living. So here is a short list of 5 Fun Activities:
- Walking along the beach with a loved one, friend/family member, or even a family dog.
- Reading a book and then joining a book club where every one that gets together discusses the book
- Join a craft group. Using the knowledge combined among the group to create a master piece.
- Start up a writers group. Ask around the local community and see if there are any other budding book writers that would like to write a book together.
- Create a weekly get together for the mad golfers. For those that are not into golf, then maybe a gardening club where you can meet once a week and share tips and hints about gardening.
This list could go on and on forever - depending on what you find as a passion. There is everything from Sailing, to surfing, bush walking to mountain climbing, walking to running, reading and writing, sewing and scrap booking, to even photographing. There is no end to fun activities for the Elderly - it's a matter of finding what the person's interests are. Here is another great site to visit that also have a list of Fun Activities for the Elderly.
Once you have a group of people together and they all enjoy the same themes then the real fun begins. Imagine at least 20 like-minded people meeting in a place to enjoy themselves? They would be laughing and having the best time. Finding those Elderly People who have the same passion/interest is all it takes - then you sit back and watch the fun times begin.
5 Fun Activities Enjoyed
So getting together, changing ideas and swapping stories is all it takes to have fun. Once the aged person is enjoying themselves, then everyone around them will also be having a good time. To see like-minded people having a blast is one great way to enjoy your day as well.
To find out more about Nursing and the Aged Care Industry visit Nursing Issues - Nursing With love where one aged care nurse shares her thoughts on the aged care system.
Article from an Assistant In Nursing (AIN). To see more information about Aged Care and Nursing homes visit Nursing Issues - Nursing With Love. A website where stories are shared about the Nursing Issues within the Industry from the lack of staff, to the lack of qualified workers and to even the behaviour of the staff.