After the last year, we have all in one way or another suffered socially.
With things starting to open up again and daily life starting to look more and more ‘normal’, we thought it would be a great idea to highlight some of the activities we recommend for the elderly.
Either virtual book clubs for the tech-savvy elderly members in our society or good old fashioned physical meet in-person book clubs, these groups of like-minded people are popular and friendly, often discussing and covering a wide range of topics and genres.
Book clubs are perfect for those who love reading and exploring other peoples opinions and points of view.
There are a number of book clubs nationwide – contacting your local library would be a great place to get started.
Art classes, often run at local community centres or evening sessions at local colleges, are perfect for those who like to express themselves creatively.
Using acrylic or water colour pain can often open the door to another form of communication and many people find art a relaxing hobby to help them relax or deal/process stresses in their day to day lives.
Who doesn’t love bingo?!
A favourite for all age groups, bingo offers a safe and fun activity to do outside of the house in a welcoming and friendly environment.
Most towns have a bingo hall – it would be worth checking if they offer any OAP special offers or sessions. Some bingo halls may offer a drink and lunch within the ticket price, given your loved one a nice afternoon out of the house.
The benefits of walking are well known and for many, walking has provided solace and comfort over the last year.
If your elderly family member is steady on their feet and capable of walking, there are some lovely walking routes up and down the UK ranging in length and difficulty in terms of the terrain.
There are a number of local walking groups too which may be a nice idea to help find some like-minded people – we recommend contacting your local council or local gym for more information.