If your loved ones are suffering from limited mobility, due to arthritis, stroke, or a fall, they may struggle to enjoy activities. You may be wondering how you might keep them occupied. However, they can still enjoy and participate in various activities even with limited mobility. Participating in activities can help boost your loved one’s mood, help them stay engaged with others, and improve their overall health. It may also help delay your loved one’s cognitive decline and retain your loved one’s memory for as long as possible. Here are some activities for seniors with limited mobility.
If your loved ones feel bored with their routine, you may want to encourage them to start reading. Not only will it help to pass your loved ones’ time, but it will also help engage your loved one’s memory. It will reduce your loved one’s stress, improve their memory, and even delay their cognitive decline if your loved ones read regularly.
You may also want to encourage your loved ones to explore hobbies that suit their mobility levels. This includes hobbies from baking to birdwatching. It will also help them to learn something new about themselves and reduce cognitive decline as they enter their golden years.
Engage In A Creative Activity
You may also want to encourage your loved ones to engage in creative activities like drawing, coloring, painting, or sculpting. Not only will it help them pass time, but it can also help them to regulate their mood. Research also shows that it can also help them to reduce their stress levels when facing their condition. It may even lead to an improved quality of life.
Enjoy Outdoor Activities
You may also want to encourage your loved ones to enjoy outdoor activities. Not only will being in nature help them to relax and have a great time, but it will also help them to regulate their mood. Even if they can’t move very much due to their limited mobility, sitting next to a big window is also great for getting some fresh air and enjoying the view.
Play Puzzles And Games
You may also want to encourage your loved ones to start playing various puzzles and games. Not only will it help them to have a great time, but it will also help them to socialize, and reduce their stress levels. It may also help to delay their cognitive delay and ensure that their minds remain as sharp for as long as possible. You can try out some card games, board games, jigsaw puzzles, or crossword puzzles.
With these activities, your loved ones will still be able to enjoy a fruitful life even as they enter into their golden years. However, it may be difficult for your loved ones to take care of themselves properly if they are living alone. We at TerraBella Southport would love to help your loved ones to achieve the best quality of care they can have in their lives. Contact us today!