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Hobbies for older adults

As we age, great things about growing old

by Insignia Digital

Becoming old and facing this stage tired and alone is one of life’s biggest fear, specially because lack of social interaction and low physical activity can affect a person in many different ways, including their health.

Hobbies for older adults and Social interaction

Let’s talk about hobbies for older adults. Did you know that social interaction has been shown to lower occurrence of mental health issues such as depression and to slow the progress of memory loss?  Regarding the importance of staying active, you must know that people who exercise tend to have improved immune and digestive functioning, better blood pressure and bone density, and a lower risk of:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • and certain cancers

Woman working on her knitting skills

Woman working on her knitting skills

Activities and hobbies for elderlies

Hobbies for older adults is the key.  Seniors can benefit from social interaction and physical activities by participating in different things such as dancing, playing games and also interacting with friends and seeing their family members.  It may seem as if there are not many options for senior citizens to have social interaction and being physically active, so we did our research and there are different hobbies that seniors can enjoy!

Here’s a list of classes that we hope can give you some motivation:

  • Yoga (Watch a video at the end of this article)
  • Gardening
  • Cooking (gourmet, vegan, italian…)
  • Painting
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Scrapbooking
  • Journaling
  • Pottery
  • Knitting
  • Quilting
  • Playing cards
  • Walking
  • Dancing
  • Singing (Karaoke)

Golf  (If the activity involves body movement, better!)

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things one can do for their health!

Le’t see 7 minutes workout of Yoga for older adults (Before any exercise routine always consult your doctor):

Visit our Georgia’s communities’ website: https://insigniaseniorliving.com/georgia-communities/ and ask for a tour in the contact form.


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