Elderly Seniors and Mental Health
For elderly seniors, it can be challenging to stay on top of mental health. Many risk factors can contribute to an older person’s decline in mental health, such as loneliness and stress. However, the good news is, we have some tips on how you can help your elderly loved one improve their mental health.
Some elderly seniors may have mobility issues that can deter them from staying active and getting exercise. However, with our without the problem of mobility, there are some things that every senior can do to get moving. Here are some examples of easy seated exercises:
- Light weight lifting
- Light stretching
- Toe Taps
- Arm circles
- Tummy twists
- Knee lifts
For seniors who are more isolated and are lonely can benefit from having a pet. If it’s not feasible for your elderly loved one to take care of a pet, there are other options. Pet therapy has become a popular activity in many assisted living communities. Even paying a visit with your furry pal once a week can lift spirits and help your loved one feel less lonely.
Participate in Fun Activities
If your elderly loved one has stopped participating in their favorite pastime because they may not be able to get around as much, why not take them on an outing or bring the fun to them! Here are some ideas:
- Participate in an arts and crafts activity
- Take a trip to a museum
- See a movie or play
- Invite friends and family over for a tea party
Learn if an Assisted Living Community is Right for Your Loved One
At The Arbors Assisted Living Communities, we offer a variety of social activities to keep seniors engaged and active to help combat loneliness, including pet therapy. To learn more about our communities, contact us today to schedule a tour.