It’s long been known that a healthy diet and exercise leads to a longer life and happiness, but in addition, studies show that participating in creative active hobbies can also have a positive impact on your senior’s aging brain. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic performed a study on senior activities which showed cognitive benefits from engaging in creative hobbies, including reducing the risk of dementia and preserving memory. Plus, the social aspect of some hobbies helps with seniors avoiding isolation.
Here are 12 healthy hobby ideas for your aging loved one:
- Adult coloring books
- Playing card games
- Join a walking group
- Practicing Yoga
- Go see a play or concert
- Join a book club
There are endless hobbies and activities you could do depending on your interest. We just encourage you to get your loved one active, using their creative mind and staying social!