Whether you are the primary caregiver for a senior loved one or they are living in a senior living community, they need to find activities and outings to enjoy any time or year. Staying active is an essential part of any health and wellness program, and at Westminster Place, we put a focus on it. Give our team a call today at 903.329.6520 to find out more.
Ideas For Senior Outings
There are plenty of activities out there to keep seniors active, engaged, and feeling young at heart, no matter one’s age. Consider some of these ideas to get you, or a senior you love, out and about for a bit of exercise, learning, or entertainment.
Games and Sports
Stay active, work on hand-eye coordination, and have fun with mini golf, shuffleboard, bocce, tennis, frisbee, horseshoes, and even active video games from Nintendo or other game consoles.
Dance, sing, or put on a one-person show. Activities like karaoke or dance classes can keep you active physically and mentally.
This could be as simple as a family party or going to a major celebration like a wedding. In a senior living community, you can organize your own events with peers or attend scheduled events put on in the community.
Board Games and Puzzles
Put on a casino night, organize a puzzle club, or focus on a game of solitaire. It can be a group or individual activity to help stay sharp.
The therapeutic qualities of being around animals have been proven repeatedly. Some senior living communities may allow small pets, but if not, a visit to the animal shelter or from a traveling farm may do the trick.
Get outside for gardening, bird-watching, or just sitting in the outdoor courtyard of a senior living community. Communing with nature – and getting a little Vitamin D – will work wonders.
Arts and Crafts
The sky’s the limit when it comes to creativity. Painting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, and more are all activities to participate in at a senior living community. Outings to paint and pottery studios are also fun group activities.
Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you have to stop learning. Many senior living community residents participate in classes – in person or online – that relate to their interests.
Whether it’s a trip to a local store or a big vacation, getting out helps manage loneliness and depression and keeps seniors social on a more regular basis.
Benefits Of a Senior Living Community
Seniors who choose to call a senior living community home are able to enjoy a level of safety, security, and socialization that they can always count on. This maintenance-free lifestyle choice is full of many amenities, including:
- A variety of health and wellness services
- Recreational programs
- Housekeeping services
- Laundry services
- Dining services
- Medication management
- Licensed nursing staff on premises
To decide on what type of senior living is best for you, consider the current needs that you or a loved one may have and how these needs may change in the future. Senior living communities like Westminster Place offer a full continuum of care so that you can continue to call one place home.
Westminster Place Has Senior Living Options
When seniors reside at Westminster Place, you can have the peace of mind knowing your loved one is well cared for by a caring and professional team.
The senior living options at Westminster Place include:
- Independent living
- Assisted living
- Memory care
- Long-term care
- Respite care
Benefit from the attention, support, and respect that every resident at Westminster Place receives. Give our team a call at 903.329.6520 to learn more about all the senior living options at Westminster Place.