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.
Learn how to paint glass with our easy tips and ideas Painting glass is a simple crafts project, when you use the right art materials and paints. (And excellent for those indoor January and February winter crafts for the elderly too). Even if you don’t consider yourself to be an “artist,” glass painting can be…Continue reading
Finding a hobby (a new one?) just right for you can give you a lifetime of enjoyment, far into your retirement years. The main thing to consider is what do you really like? Not what your family tree or best friend thinks you should like – It is for you! Do you think you’re not…Continue reading
These festive valentines crafts are easy to make! and made with inexpensive craft supplies. Any are great Valentine’s Day activities for seniors and elderly. They’re also easy to modify for those who need more help. So see what you can do with them to fit your needs. (For more general activities to do during the…Continue reading
Welcome to our page about simple Christmas crafts for seniors and elderly (fun to do with kids too)! The craft supplies we use are inexpensive and easy to get, including at craft stores. Be sure to also see more Christmas crafts by following the link to our special page all about pinecone crafts – You’ll…Continue reading
We probably are all familiar with March senior activities like St. Patrick’s Day and the coming of spring. But there are so many more March and spring activities as well! Take a look at our suggestions below – both the general commemorations for the month and also specific calendar dates for some fun activities to…Continue reading
There are many public benefits available for elderly assistance at both the national and state levels, and often local. Many of these will provide temporary financial help. You will be familiar with some, but you may not be aware of how many more programs could be available at your state and local level. Local organizations…Continue reading
Finding meaningful dementia activities can be a challenge.Especially if it is a new venture for you when caring for family or residents. We have a family member with Lewy Body Dementia and have found it can be an ongoing challenge. So look over this page and see what is a fit for you. The ideas…Continue reading
The apple doll has traditionally been one of the favorite folk apple craft ideas, dating back over a hundred years. And it’s very easy to make, (but is done over a time frame). This project is really fun for all ages, including making them with kids. It’s one of the senior activity ideas that can…Continue reading
Our leaf template ideas are ideal for so many arts and crafts projects. Use them for your crafts for seniors, many elderly activities in which you’d like a design to copy, and many other projects — all year round. After all, leaves are one of the most obvious elements of nature that show the change…Continue reading