Remaining active in the midst of the summer heat may be difficult and even dangerous for your elderly loved one. Fortunately, an abundance of indoor activities can help your family member maintain physical, mental, and social stimulation during the hot summer months.
Maintaining an active lifestyle—for the body, mind, or both—is the key to a happy, fulfilling, and rewarding life. Most likely, your loved one has an abundance of free time at their fingertips.
If the summer heat hinders your family member’s active lifestyle, encourage them to pursue leisure activities, hobbies, and indoor exercises to increase their livelihood.
*Below is a list of activities that will help your loved one stay physically and mentally active:
- Strengthening exercises with small hand weights
- Fitness DVDs
- Walking around during television commercial breaks
Mental and Recreational Activities:
- Journal writing
- Word and logic games
- Foreign language lessons
- Genealogy projects
- Drawing, painting, and needlecrafts
- Board and card games
- Jigsaw puzzles
- Shaping play dough (beneficial for those with arthritis or other motor issues)
- Potting house plants
If your lifestyle does not permit you to motivate your loved one or even enjoy a hobby with them, consider hiring a Synergy caregiver to accompany and assist your family member with the activities listed above. Synergy caregivers encourage light exercise and even encourage active thinking to help keep your senior parent interactive, engaged, and accomplished.
*Bulleted information derived from EHow.com (Indoor Activities for the Elderly)
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