When you picture an assisted living facility, you think of old grannies knitting in a corner and grandpas watching tv shows on black and white TVs. However, assisted living is far from that image. Most assisted living facilities incorporate fun and engaging activities for their residents that even young people will have fun experiencing.
Here are some fun activities that older adults do.
Exercise is a great way to remain healthy and fit, regardless of age. However, exercise doesn’t have to be boring and painful all the time. Turning exercises into group activities such as yoga, Zumba, and tai chi sessions with all the residents makes it a fun event that everyone looks forward to.
Walking is another activity that can keep seniors healthy and active. Most seniors don’t like to go on strolls alone. Walking clubs allow seniors to find partners who can go for group walks. Facilities can arrange for older adults to go for walks in scenic places where they can take small hikes in nature.
Many seniors have spent their entire life working hard to make ends meet, taking care of their families, and creating a better life for themselves. In all that hustle, many seniors set aside their love for art. During their golden years, they can return to the joy of making art. Making creative water paintings and clay pots can rejuvenate the spirit of senior residents.
Music is the food for the soul, and today’s seniors are part of a generation that has witnessed the revolution of music. Live music sessions by residents and local artists at the facilities often turn into lively evenings that everyone can rejoice and be a part of. Add a bit of dancing to the mix and food to create an amazing atmosphere.
Being near animals like cats and dogs and petting them can release dopamine in people. Pet therapy can liven up the lives of seniors who feel lonely as they feel happy cuddling and spending time with loving pets.
Self-care is essential to self-love, and its importance increases with age. Seniors can relax and rejuvenate in spa sessions with facials, massages, and saunas.
Learning and education
Learning never stops, and learning a new skill in this advancing world is a great way to keep an old mind sharp and alert. Seniors can also take classes and educational courses to enhance their knowledge.
About Somerset Court
Somerset Court Residence is your one-stop solution if you are looking for a safe place for the elderly. We ensure that our residents have a healthy and comfortable stay through inclusive prices and state-of-the-art facilities that make us unique among other assisted living centers in SW Minot, North Dakota.
We have a movie theater, club lounge, game room, and community social areas to give our residents the best lifestyle possible. If you want to know more about our facility or schedule a tour, call us at 701-838-4500. You can also fill out our online contact form to get in touch.