Your loved one might now have limited mobility and you might find the type of activities your loved one can engage in to be reduced. Here are some activities that your loved ones can engage in despite their limited mobility, such that they can continue to enjoy their golden years to the best of their ability.
Consequences for Limited Mobility
If your loved ones have limited mobility, they might suffer from weakened muscles. Long-term immobility might also cause your loved one to be more tired, have an increase in falls, and be at a higher risk of developing ulcers. This in turn might lead to more serious health complications. Moreover, they may start to be less confident about themselves and suffer from low self-esteem and loss of confidence. Hence it is critical to encourage them to engage in suitable activities to keep up their mobility.
Four Activities to Enjoy
- Activity One: Pick up a new hobby
If your family member feels disappointed in not being able to enjoy their usual hobbies, you can encourage them to explore other hobbies, especially hobbies that do not require much mobility. For example, if your loved ones enjoy being in nature, they can pick up birdwatching. If they are more inclined to use their hands, you can encourage them to take up knitting crochet, or even indoor gardening. If your loved one is more musically inclined, you can encourage them to pick up a new instrument. At TerraBella Lake Norman, our team provides an array of hobbies that can satisfy your loved ones’ interests.
- Activity Two: Exercise
If your loved ones have difficulty in standing or walking for a long time, seated exercises and chair yoga routines can still help your loved ones can get their daily dose of exercise. If you worry that your family members do not have a convenient place to exercise, TerraBella Lake Norman provides world-class amenities and chauffeured transportation.
- Activity Three: Pick up a creative activity
Another activity is to encourage your loved ones to do something creative. Activities like painting and sculpturing not only provide a fun outlet for your loved ones but can be done even if your loved ones have limited mobility. Moreover, if your loved one is suffering from stress and anxiety due to them being less mobile, encouraging them to create something is even more important. Research has shown that activities that use creativity can help reduce anxiety and stress. One activity that your loved ones can try is making pottery pieces.
- Activity Four: Volunteering
Another activity that your loved ones can try is to volunteer in the community. Not only will it engage them, but it will also provide a sense of purpose for your loved ones. You can contact your local hospital, local charities, or even local religious organizations and find out if there are any projects available for your loved one to volunteer.
Your loved ones might suffer from limited mobility. However, with our team at TerraBella Lake Norman, there is a huge array of fun activities at any time of the calendar that can satisfy your family member’s passion for life and allow them to enjoy their life even with their limited mobility.