Children are often full of smiles, giggles as well as curiosity and wonder. Seniors who are surrounded by all those child-like qualities can impact their life in a positive way. From increasing self-esteem and boosting memory to combating depression, there are so many benefits for seniors who find companionship in children.
It’s no secret that kids have a lot of energy and they love to participate in many activities. Here are some things kids can do with seniors that will mutually benefit both generations!
Arts and Crafts
There’s no doubt that arts and crafts bring out the kid in all of us. From handcrafted decorations to old-fashioned coloring, these fun activities will make any senior smile like a child!
Baking and Cooking
There’s a good chance that any senior would have a good old-fashioned recipe or two up their sleeves. Seniors can show their younger counterparts how to cook or bake from their favorite recipe. Not only will kids love to learn, but giving seniors the opportunity to teach something new, will help them feel independent too!
As we get older, we tend to slow down physically. Kids can be a great motivator in getting an elderly person moving and out for some fresh air. Taking short walks in a park, collecting leaves and observing nature is a fun activity for all ages!
Games and Puzzles
Both seniors and children alike can benefit from these brain-boosting activities! Games and puzzles are great for improving memory and cognitive skills. It’s a win-win for all!
Seniors who remain stimulated both mentally and physically are most likely to improve their overall health and wellness. The Arbors Assisted Living is a community that fosters and supports seniors to participate in activities whenever possible. We provide many recreations, including our Grandfriends Program which encourages an active and healthy lifestyle. Contact us today to learn more about how The Arbors Assisted Living Communities can help your loved one live a fulfilling senior life!