Often being homebound can be discouraging for seniors. Help them stay positive and encourage them to stay active by participating in their activities.
Tips for Staying Active When Homebound
Staying active can help seniors who are homebound to live higher quality, healthier lives. Use these tips to help seniors stay active:
Find Exercises That Seniors Can Do At Home
Physical activity is a natural form of stress relief. It also helps seniors stay flexible, fit, and healthy. Some great exercises for homebound seniors include:
- Seated strength training
- Aerobic exercise
Help Seniors Enjoy a New Hobby
Trying something new can help seniors stay sharp and active. Activities like knitting, reading, painting, wood carving, and scrapbooking, are great choices.
Set Seniors Up in Online Communities
There are lots of ways for seniors to connect with others online. If they really like writing, for example, they could write for a blog. Online communities, chat rooms, and digital games all allow seniors to socialize without leaving home.
Play Games Regularly – Digital Ones Too!
If seniors have favorite board or card games, make time to play on a regular basis. They may also be able to play some games by themselves.
Taking Care of Their Place
For seniors able to perform some maintenance, cleaning, or decorating tasks, it’s good to keep at it. These sorts of activities can help seniors stay active and take pride in their home.