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The top 5 recreational activities for seniors

2021-Sep-14 Antara Senior Care

Looking back at all the times we watched our grandparents ‘enjoy’ their senior years, the images that come to our mind include a rocking chair, a TV remote, and the daily newspaper. However, over the years, this period of life has evolved to become the ‘golden years’ of adulthood, when one can not only enjoy the

Senior years are possibly the best time to participate in activities that help you learn something new, stay fit, and most importantly, stay happy. No matter what stage of the senior life you are in, it’s important to be physically and mentally stimulated, and the best way to do that is to incorporate some recreational activities into your daily routine.

Here is a list of all the fun recreational activities that you can enjoy and stay better occupied.

1. Undertake daily physical activities
Exercising is possibly the best way to get in some essential adrenaline and keep yourself mentally and physically fit. Physical activities don’t have to include strenuous exercising, but can incorporate fun routines like yoga, light stretching, dance classes, golfing, or even walking activities with other seniors. Community activities especially have the double benefit of engaging you physically as well as uplifting your mood through social interactions.

2. Engage in spiritual and cultural sessions
Spirituality has always been an important part of many people’s lives. And its importance tends to increase more as people age. Through regular engagement in spiritual wellness sessions, you can improve your mental health and general well-being. In addition to this, the role of cultural engagement for seniors also cannot be overstated. Participation in or witnessing cultural events such as Bharatanatyam shows or theatre performances can be extremely therapeutic, and ensure that you are engaged in a positive, life-affirming manner.

3. Pursue creative activities
Right from painting and sketching, to sculpting, gardening, or sewing, many of these creative recreational activities can keep you entertained, as well improve your dexterity for daily activities. Keeping yourself engaged mentally through creative activities also improves the quality of life and keeps your mind sharp and active throughout.

4. Socialise with like-minded people
In this fast-paced world, social isolation is one of the bigger problems facing seniors today. To overcome this, it is important that you are consistently socializing with others to stay emotionally and mentally fit. Spending quality time with other seniors can help alleviate symptoms of depression, cognitive decline, and keep you happy.

5. Spend time amidst nature
Who doesn’t love the great outdoors? It’s the perfect way to spend time with loved ones and reap the benefits of being surrounded by nature. Take yourself outdoors for that much-needed dose of fresh air, some mild exercise, a change of scenery, and also to receive some mental stimulation. You can enjoy picnics with your family, visit wildlife or botanical parks, take a boat ride, or even undertake short hiking trips.

Recreation in assisted-living facilities and residences is the key to having healthy and happy residents. Which is why, at Antara Residences in Dehradun and Noida, we ensure that our seniors are always engaged in recreational activities that significantly improve their quality of life. With the Clubhouse at Antara Dehradun, which functions as a community living space for the residents and their guests, you can get the space to meet, interact, learn and pamper yourself. It accommodates dining spaces, eat-out verandas, fine cuisine restaurants, card rooms, a bar, library, arts & craft studio, theatre, indoor games room, indoor heated pool – basically everything to keep you actively engaged. Moreover, spaces have been planned in a manner that allows both for privacy as well as shared activities.

To enjoy the benefits of recreational activities, along with an ideal senior lifestyle at a great location, get in touch with us at +91 9811 44 1111 or carehomes@antaraseniorcare.com.