Finding a hobby that sparks joy and promotes healthier living, both mentally and physically, is an essential factor for seniors to add to their lives. While hobbies can help anyone at any age, they are significant for seniors with more free time on their hands. Studies show that mentally stimulating activities have many brain-related benefits. You learn something new every day, and by picking up a new interest, you can increase your happiness and cognitive skills every day. Here are some great hobbies for seniors to consider getting into:
Whether it’s learning how to play an instrument or getting into singing, music is a great hobby to consider. It can seem a bit daunting, but musical instruments are often easy to pick up, and you’re more likely to retain playing styles when you’re older. People start playing in a band or orchestra young before the brain is fully developed and is capable of memorizing what it needs to. Also, playing an instrument has been known to foresee and prevent dementia and keep you active.
Reading and Writing
This is a great way to keep the mind active, even during the slowest of days. Reading and writing can promote creativity and make room for new experiences. You can consider starting a book club or writing down stories and memoirs from your favorite memories. Words have so much power, so you can choose to read others, write your own, or both! Either way, exciting and creative worlds await between those pages.
With all the resources we have nowadays, it’s easy to access records holding our family’s past. If you are curious about where you came from and how big your family tree is, you can get into genealogy study. Some DNA kits make it simple, and in no time, you’ll have documents and detailed information about even your great-great-grandparents. Not only is it a great pastime to get your mind focused, but you might also even meet some distant cousins you never knew about! Learn your full story through some excellent detective work.
Learn if an Assisted Living Community is Right for Your Loved One
At The Arbors Assisted Living Communities, we offer various social activities to keep seniors engaged and active to help combat loneliness, including hobby fun. To learn more about our communities, contact us today to schedule a tour.