Seniors don’t have to let the cold weather get in the way of enjoying the winter months. There are plenty of opportunities to experiment with new indoor and outdoor activities to stay active and busy during the new year.
These tips include some ideas for older adults to consider this winter:
1) Take a Craft Class. If knitting isn’t something you enjoy, there are several other crafts you can try this winter. Fun craft classes to try include scrapbooking, rubber stamping, crochet, or embroidery. Adult coloring books are fun and relaxing, too.
2) Cook Something New. Try some new recipes that you’ll enjoy eating this weekend. Soups, casseroles, and slow cooker meals are favorite winter fare. You can also take cooking classes if you want to learn specific cooking techniques.
3) Enjoy Puzzles and Brain Boosting Games. Memory games are a great way for seniors to exercise their minds. Consider doing a jigsaw puzzle, trivia games, card games, Scrabble, and memory challenges. All of these are brain-boosting activities that are fun.
4) Visit Your Local Library. Most public libraries offer book clubs, classes, and other social activities. Many of these activities are free of charge, so don’t hesitate to check out the offerings at your community library.
5) Volunteer Jobs. Many seniors enjoy volunteering at their local church, food pantry, or community schools. Volunteering helps seniors feel a sense of purpose and provides social opportunities.