Baby boomers, seniors, caregivers
This site is handy for those who work with and/or care for seniors, whether in-home or at a campus setting. That includes family members, activity directors, church groups, senior centers, care centers for the elderly, and more. Even teens and kids can get some great ideas here for grandparents and other seniors they know.
It's often family members who need to know how to quickly find information about care for elderly, retirement and senior activity ideas; and more for elderly activities, especially if you (like me) are caring for elderly parents. Sometimes events are new and sudden.
I know. I was in that exact situation with our elderly father. At age 93 he suddenly had to move back here from his home in Arizona. I soon became his primary caregiver, semi-retiring early myself (well, more like re-firing). Dad first started out here in assisted living. But since his health was very good, he actually ended moving in with me! And it's been a joy and an amazing experience.
Elderly games are excellent ways to exercise the “mental muscles!”Do you tend to use the same card games, board games, and word games over and over? Some are of course very popular and comfortable. The Usual… But most seniors also like to try something new!We’re probably all familiar with the typical – including games with…Continue reading
Favorite elderly activities include crafts, exercise, hobbies, relaxation, games, mental exercises, large print activities, party ideas…! But is it only just to pass the time and have fun? Or is there more to it? Studies have shown that the stimulation activities can provide is crucial for our physical, mental and emotional health, plus our memories….Continue reading
Lots of ideas for all abilities…Senior activity ideas and the ability to participate varies greatly, so we’ve provided loads of possibilities on our web site. This particular page includes senior activities for more participation, but can certainly be modified. Whether crafts, food, relaxation, games, mind activities, party ideas, there’s bound to be activities for seniors…Continue reading
This section on fall crafts for the elderly has a variety ofprojects for various ability levels. So they’re perfect for your senior activities calendar. Art supplies for these crafts can be very affordable too. You can modify projects to suit your needs,and provide a little help as required. You can also ask family, friends, members,…Continue reading
The hand reflexology chart has proven to be very handy to me recently. Some years ago I took a class in hand reflex points and basic hand massage, as well as foot reflexology. It was very effective for using on both myself and my kids. Then recently when the local visiting nurse came to her…Continue reading
Looking for great retirement ideas and activities?(We have retirement activities for everyone – even if you really don’t retire!) There are all kinds of possibilities and things to do out there. Here are a few fun ideas for any budget, with links pointing to even more options, below. When Dad came to live with me…Continue reading
Need some easy outdoor elderly activities ideas?People ask about the outdoors when we have nice weather, and no matter what season. Whether playing outdoor games, gardening, trying metal detecting, or visiting a park, there is always an activity to do outdoors, for almost anyone. Some ideas here are group outdoor activities, but some can be…Continue reading
These field trip activities for elderly and seniors include a variety of interests and abilities, as our readers come from all steps of life. You know your group and its preferences, so can see what’s right for you. Some outings listed are free, and some cost money or a small fee. Be sure to ask…Continue reading
Who doesn’t love a party?Get great party theme ideas, party decorations, games, and more. Make your party especially easy and fun! Maybe add a costume? (At least a party hat of some sort)! And most of these parties you can modify with no problem to fit the needs of your group, as well as for…Continue reading
Our easy craft ideas for seniors are perfect for all abilities.Welcome to “Crafts Central Get a variety of ideas with affordable craft supplies. This page points you to crafts for parties, seasonal and holiday crafts, fun food crafts, crafts for gifts, and more. Our Easy Craft Ideas… We have fall, winter, spring and summer crafts…Continue reading