It is easy to become bored and alienated from people during this period of social distancing, but being home does not have to equal being bored. While staying safe indoors, there are still lots of fun and fascinating things to keep you occupied and interact with your family or your guardian. Here are some indoor activity ideas for seniors that you can engage in, whether you are alone or with family or your guardian.
Indoor Garden Work
Take advantage of the opportunities that you will have to carry out some indoor garden work. Existing plants may be pruned or repotted, or seeds could be sown for eventual planting in pots or in a garden outside. Consider planting small herbs that you and your guardian or family may cook with later, if you do not have much planting space. To begin, parsley, oregano, and basil are excellent choices. You may even seek up new recipes to try with the herbs you’ve grown online.
Acquire New Skills
If you are stuck at home for a lengthy amount of time, acquiring a new skill is a fantastic way to pass the time. If you are passing the time indoors with a guardian or family member, it may also be a pleasant opportunity to share a similar interest. If you have always wished to learn how to make flower arrangements, make handmade soap, knit, or even master a foreign language, you may do it at home with a friend or by yourself.
Reading is a wonderful pastime that you may do alone or with others, regardless of whether you love religious scriptures, nonfiction, or fiction. If you are not on your own, you may read out loud to someone else. To spice things up, consider picking a book to talk about in your very own study group or book club. If you have trouble reading small print, a device like a Kindle that allows you to alter the font size could be a good option. You can also borrow free library books and download them into your device, allowing you to read a large range of books without having to leave your house.
Engage in Cognitively Stimulating Activities
Participating in cognitively stimulating activities is beneficial to your mental health and well-being, and it can also aid if you have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Memory games, interactive internet activities, word searches, and puzzles are all good ideas. While some cognitively stimulating activities may be done alone, others can be enjoyed with your family or guardian.
Play Fun Games Indoor
If you are passing the time indoors with your family or with your guardian, playing mentally stimulating games is a great way to spend your time interacting and connecting with them, which would reduce boredom. Video or electronic games, board games, and card games are just a few of the possibilities available. This may also be a fantastic time to try something new, so if you’re used to a specific sort of game, now is a good opportunity to try something new.