Limited Mobility Doesn’t Have to Stop the Fun | Executive Care of Princeton
Limited mobility, either temporary or permanent, is something that many seniors are living with. Fortunately, there are still plenty of ways they can enjoy themselves.
With the U.S. Census reporting some 47 million seniors living in the United States, it’s no surprise that mobility issues abound. It was revealed in 2014 that 40% of those 65 and older have at least one disability. Of those, some two-thirds admitted to having issues with walking or climbing.
Even if your loved one is living with a mobility issue, there’s no need for his or her fun to stop!
Enjoyable Activities for Those With Limited Mobility
Just because health conditions, such as arthritis, stroke or other injuries, may make moving around a more difficult task for your loved one doesn’t mean he or she needs to stay cooped up and bored at home.
Check out these five activities that your loved one can enjoy:
- Scrapbooking. If your loved one has a plethora of old family photos stored away in boxes at home, a scrapbook could be just the ticket. Your loved one will get to take a trip through memory lane, and you can join in as he or she relives those excellent moments.
- Quality time outside. Nothing can beat the mood booster that being outdoors can provide. With the summer months here, sitting outside in a shaded area can prove a boon for the soul. It’s important that too much time in the heat is not had though.
- Exercise options. Just because his or her mobility may be limited, that doesn’t mean exercise stops being an option. Your loved one can enjoy chair exercises, chair yoga and even focus on balance through walker exercises.
- Bingo. Don’t knock the activity, as it is an excellent way for your loved one to get out, enjoy a fun game and spend time with his or her friends. Socialization is always a beneficial aspect!
- Embracing the creative side. It is known that depression and anxiety can be minimized by participating in creative activities like painting, drawing, crafts and sculpting. Fun, creative and engaging—you can’t go wrong there!
Mobility issues do not have to keep your loved one trapped at home, and thanks to ideas like those listed above, he or she can still find plenty of enjoyment out of life!
Know that Executive Care of Princeton is always ready to step in and help make sure your loved one is leading the life he or she wants and deserves, right in the comfort of home. Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about our in-home care services.