Healthy Hobbies for Seniors

Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!

Committing to a nutritious diet and a healthy mindset is always important, but older adults need to take extra precaution with these factors in order to maintain a good quality of life. Feeling energetic, optimistic, and in good health are all signs that you are taking the right steps toward healthy aging and longevity. Finding a hobby you enjoy that involves physical, mental, or social activity can help you live longer and avoid isolation. Here are some examples of hobbies to help you maintain your overall health:

Arts & Crafts – Expressing your creative side helps you keep in touch with your emotions, as well as your mental state. Painting, photographing, sculpting, knitting, or crocheting are all great hobbies to keep you busy and have fun!

Swimming – Swimming takes the pressure off of our joints, making it the best form of exercise for those who suffer from osteoarthritis. It is also a great exercise to improve your flexibility, balance, and cardiovascular fitness. Swimming classes give you a chance to have fun and meet others who enjoy the same activity.

Playing Games & Cards – Whether you’re playing Solitaire on a rainy Sunday afternoon, or a game of Scrabble after dinner with friends, mentally stimulating games are the perfect way to keep your thinking sharp and to have fun with your peers! Crossword puzzles and word searches are also entertaining and mentally beneficial.

Dancing – Not only is dancing fun, it is also a great form of physical exercise. Breaking out your best moves can help you increase mobility, improve balance, and maintain a healthy mental state. Practicing specific dances can also help with memory care. Whether you’re doing it for exercise or to socialize, it is a great hobby to have.

At Peregrine’s Landing Senior Community in Buffalo, NY, we value our residents and their health. We offer numerous activities and therapies that promote mental stimulation while also keeping your loved one comfortable. We provide superior adult care in a welcoming environment for all families, and our renowned Alzheimer’s and dementia care is second-to-none. If you are interested in learning more about how one of Buffalo’s highest-rated retirement homes provides senior care and social, spiritual, and recreational activities every day, feel free to get in touch with us.