Sometimes, as people age, they need a little bit of help with daily activities. Someone to help go through the mail, prepare meals, tidy up around the house, etc. But there are some things that people still like to do themselves, even if they find it a bit difficult. For example, if they play the piano, but have arthritis, it can be difficult. If they like to paint but are affected by arthritis, it can at least make the fine brushwork a bit harder.
Fortunately, there are numerous available hobbies for elderly with arthritis. If they can’t manage their beloved hobbies anymore, there’s always the chance of picking up something new.
Gardening But with Modifications
Rather than having to get up and down, on and off the ground, consider working in a garden with raised containers and/or beds. Additionally, gardening tools with soft grips and long handles will prove beneficial. Opt for high yield, low maintenance plants.
There are different styles of yoga, so one will likely be right for you. This kind of exercise is considered relatively low impact. It helps warm up muscles and joints and can, at the very least, keep you moving. To start with, check out classes and styles like Iyengar and Hatha. If that’s even too strenuous you may wish to consider chair yoga.
Cooking with Someone Else
As a person ages, it might be a bit more difficult to cook the way they used to. It can be strenuous, using certain kitchen tools. If you cook with someone else, the harder tasks can be managed by your partner. Ask friends and family for recipes and/or then see if they’d like to assist you in a little culinary concocting.
Become a Writer
Granted, just because people write something, it doesn’t automatically make them a “writer”. But there’s nothing wrong with doing a little writing now and then. With dictation apps, you can even do it on your laptop without having to work the keypad. This will be good news for people with arthritis in their hands. Consider writing a memoir if stories aren’t your forte. Even keeping a daily journal has proven to be beneficial for numerous individuals. You never know – maybe someday, someone will turn it into a movie about your life!
Don’t fancy yourself a writer? How about reading? If your eyesight is failing, there are numerous audiobooks available today. If you see just fine with your glasses or contacts, visit your public library, order books online, or trade books with others in your senior living community.
Arts and Crafts
Naturally, if you suffer from arthritis, the arts and crafts you choose will have to be something that doesn’t require a lot of fine motor skills. Experiment with different media, artistic styles, etc.
Dance and Music
If dancing is too difficult, or hazardous, there’s no saying you can’t sit in a chair and tap your foot to the music. In fact, music has numerous therapeutic benefits. You might even get a group together to see a band that’s playing a concert in a local park.
At Hidden Meadows On The Ridge, There’s Always Something to Do
Offering SHINE® Memory Care and senior personal care, Sellersville, Pennsylvania’s Hidden Meadows On The Ridge offers premier retirement living.
Residents at Hidden Meadows never have to worry about housekeeping, cooking, or maintenance. That way, for activities they cherish or find more enjoyable and love, the entire day and night are available. Social events, activities, classes, and wellness programs are provided for an enriched, full life.