Fun Group Activities for Seniors
We can all agree that group activities can be more entertaining than solo activities especially when done with people you enjoy. I mean, you just have to think about something as simple as game night with your family and you will see what I am talking about. Regardless of age, abilities or interests, there are always ways to have fun and laugh with friends and family even when you feel there is nothing new to try. Below are a few ideas we thought we would share with you, and you can let us know which ones you tried and how successful they were or were not.
Theme nights are an amazing way of animating gatherings. They are also a great way for people to reminisce about old times while actively having fun. A few theme nights ideas are:
- The Oscars
- Casino night
- Murder Mystery
- The 20’s, 30’s, 50’s, 60’s or any decade for that matter
While it seems like a simple activity, reading with friends is genuinely enjoyable for those who get really interested in the books they read. Reading can improve sleep, memory, reduce stress and can even delay cognitive decline. Seniors mental state is just as important as their physical state and book clubs can be a great way to engage our loved ones. For those who are unable to read anymore, we can take it upon ourselves to read to them and discuss various topics in the book, or review the chapters together depending on the book. Contrast and compare several books from the same author is also an activity that can be done with a loved one who is unable to read, but enjoys being read to, this ensures they are engaged.
There are plenty of jewellery making kits that can be found at Michaels or on Amazon. Jewellery making is a calming activity to do with someone else and it can let your creativity get the best of you. It is also an activity that can help our loved ones to improve their fine motor skills.
Jigsaw puzzles never get old. Engaging with loved ones that we are comfortable around is always better than being alone. They can be done with good conversation or in complete silence. So long as you are together, you can complete a puzzle together and reminisce if it is of events or references from when you were younger.
Lastly, if your loved one wants to meet new people to do these activities with, they can go visit the local senior center! They can learn about what kind of entertainment options are available and it is also a great way to meet people who share the same interests as them.
We hope that you find these activities interesting. If you have any questions or feel as if we could include more activities, do not hesitate to reach out to our team.