Senior Citizens often find themselves with too little to do after retiring or once their children grow up and move away. While many aspects of age-related decline are inevitable, scientific evidence shows that staying involved with physical, mental and social activities can help seniors maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit.
Senior Citizens who remain physically active significantly reduce their risk of cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. Physical activities include walking, yoga, gardening, housework; anything that keeps a person moving on a regular basis.
Regular physical activity reduces incidence of premature death due to chronic diseases such as heart attack, stroke and diabetes. It also helps people maintain bone mass density, which can help prevent osteoporosis. Senior Citizens who exercise regularly are also more agile and mobile significantly improving their quality of life.
Social activities can help keep Senior Citizens engaged and close to other people. Taking part in group activities and social events helps elderly people maintain a sense of meaning and purpose in life.
Here is a list of activities, hobbies that senior citizens can take up and enjoy themselves
- Form walking clubs groups, learn Yoga, crack puzzles work on word games, and play cards, chess, caroms anything that interests you.
- Learn to stitch or start again
- Build a garden
- Indulge your grandchildren or learn the art of long distance grand parenting
- Collect antiques, collect newspaper articles.
- Grow fishes build an aquarium
- Join a Senior Centre or a club,
- Buy a camera, shoot everything in sight.
- Go to a library, read, write, blog paint
- Organize city history tours, temple walks.
- Organise a retro movie club.
- Join support Groups, teach slum children, counsel people.
- Learn new recipes, share yours with others, and write recipe books.
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