As we age, certain things may tend to work less efficiently than they used to. Some stop working altogether. Hearing may diminish, muscles and joints stiffen up, and our brain ages right along with the rest of our body. Another sense that tends to diminish over time can be eyesight. It may be harder to do the things you’ve always loved when you can’t see them as well as you used to. You might need to explore new hobbies, activities, etc.
Fortunately, there are numerous available activities for visually impaired seniors. Here we are going to take a look at a handful of them to get you started.
You can be filled with joy from the multi-sensory experience of gardening. It helps heal one’s soul and body. Consider lavender and other fragrant herbs when deciding on what to plant in your garden. Chamomile not only smells lovely, but you will also be able to enjoy chamomile tea, if you so choose.
Music is therapeutic in so many ways! You can still benefit from the soothing effects of your favorite songs, even if you have some visual impairment. Check around town to see if there are any outdoor concerts. Look online to see if a local community center is hosting a band. Local festivals frequently feature live music. There are numerous opportunities. In fact, many senior living communities have programs or entertainment that involves music/dancing.
Games Which Have Been Modified
If you’ve always enjoyed playing games but are now cutting back because they’re hard to see, a little bit of modification may be all that’s needed. Here are some examples:
- Computer and video games that involve audio
- Playing cards that are larger print versions or that you can feel
- Raised dots on dominoes
You don’t particularly have to see what someone looks like in order to listen to what they have to say. There are usually a number of fascinating lectures being offered, covering all sorts of topics. Go online and search for local lectures to see if anything appeals to you. Colleges, community centers, theaters, and more frequently host lectures.
Some people may be surprised to see sculpting on the list. They’re thinking, “You have to see in order to sculpt.” Actually, you don’t. Felice Tagliaferri, Arthur Ellis, and others are well-known sculptors – and completely blind. In Turkey, in 1953, Esref Armagan was one of the first documented blind painters. At least with sculpting, you can get a sense of what something looks like by feeling it with your hands.
The point is, if they can do it, you can do it. Particularly if you still have some vision, sculpting might be a good option.
There Are Lots to Do – Even for the Visually Impaired – At Hidden Meadows On The Ridge
Offering SHINE® Memory Care and personal care program, Hidden Meadows On The Ridge offers premier retirement living. We pride ourselves on providing numerous workshops, wellness programs, activities, entertainment, and more. One or more of these will undoubtedly be attractive to even those with limited vision. Call us today at 267-682-6538 to find out more.