12 Aug 10 Best Activities for seniors in assisted living
Assisted living for seniors doesn’t have to be boring! There are plenty of activities available to keep them engaged. The idea is to ensure a healthier state of wellbeing — both physically and mentally. That’s exactly what assisted living in Cape Coral is about.
Residents do not need to be restricted to the boundaries of four walls. We encourage active participation and conduct regular new activities with them.
Here are the top 10 actives we offer in assisted living for seniors facilities –
1. Learn a new skill
We highly recommend our seniors to try a hand at something new. At our facility, Hampton Manor of Cape Coral, we urge the elderly to try new activities. Since learning is a lifelong process, why give up now? A new activity is a great way to engage and reenergize their innate abilities. We conduct workshops where we ask the elderly to adopt a new skill:
- Painting classes
- Educational lectures
- Book clubs
- Computer classes
- Foreign language classes
- Writing workshops
- Woodworking classes
At Hampton Manor of Cape Coral, staying physically active is imperative. Dancing is one of the activities that all seniors enjoy. And it is not something that would actually cause them any kind of harm.
Rather light dancing is good for seniors and remains ever-popular in most communities. Some options here include:
- Swing dancing
- Square dancing
- Ballroom dancing
- Line dancing
Stuck with regular jobs and household responsibilities, many seniors gave up dreams to enter the world of performance and entertainment. At Hampton Manor of Cape Coral, we rekindle this spirit. Our shows go on with different kinds of entertaining performances, which include hosting shows that family members can enjoy! These are:
- Drama/theatre group
- Stand-up comedy
- Visiting choirs
4. Getting fit
All assisted living communities have facilities for fitness. It is critical for improving mobility, keep the elderly energized, and also boost other functions. We don’t believe in just a walk or a stretch. We like to keep things interesting with a host of fitness activities like:
• Tai chi
• Spin class
5. Music and karaoke
Assisted living communities can safely implement activities like music and karaoke for the elderly. An old-fashioned karaoke or just a group performance where others can sit back, relax, and enjoy. Some options are:
• Singing contest
• Solo shows
• Group choirs
6. Special events
All holidays and special occasions are celebrated at Hampton Manor of Cape Coral. It’s just a way to keep all communities engaged and also to encourage participation. There are options to host carnivals for residents to complete.
Along with exercise for the body, Hampton Manor of Cape Coral believes in exercise for the mind. We offer virtual and traditional games. Options range from traditional consoles to computer games.
• Crossword puzzles
A prominent feature of our assisted living community is excursions and field trips. We want the elders to explore and visit new places. This includes museums, local events, movies, etc.
9. Community projects
Elders in the assisted living community take part in community projects like clean-ups, serving food, and helping the needy.
And most importantly, all elders get me-time which means that they can choose to read a book or pursue an activity on a personal level like meditation!
Compared to other assisted living communities, our focus is on enhancing the overall quality of life. It means that the seniors residing with us get the well-maintained, senior-friendly home.