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5 Spring Activities for Seniors

Blooming into Life Enrichment at Silvercrest Assisted Living & Memory Care

Spring brings the perfect time to start a fun new hobby — and our team at Silvercrest Assisted Living & Memory Care is here to help find the perfect one for your senior!

Our Life Enrichment Program calendar is coordinated with a full range of activities specializing in social, physical, and therapeutic activities. Minimizing agitation, depression, and boredom is especially important coming out of the colder winter months and heading into spring and summer. Having structured days filled with meaningful activity options helps improve or maintain memory, as well.

Keep reading to learn five of our favorite safe and engaging springtime activities that will have your senior budding with excitement!

1. Gardening

What better way to welcome spring than planting seeds and watching them grow? Gardening is a great hobby to help your senior not only enjoy the season but experience some light physical activity that’s easy on their joints.

Returning to water their garden will also instill a sense of ownership, joy, and pride — and could even serve as an ingredient in our springtime meal offerings and cooking classes! Some of the health benefits of gardening include:

  • Builds muscle strength.
  • Reduces risks for heart disease and cardiac events.
  • Reduces the risk of developing diabetes.
  • Increases vitamin D production.
  • Supports cognitive brain function.
  • Reduces the risk for certain cancers.
  • Improves dexterity.

2. Walking & Bike Riding

Feeling the warm spring sun and getting some light exercise in will help boost your senior’s mood and protect their health. At Silvercrest Assisted Living & Memory Care, we have secure extended walking paths for your loved one to enjoy.

In addition to walking being a great way to enjoy nature, riding a bicycle is another ideal aerobic activity that helps support your favorite senior’s health. Bike riding offers your senior the following health benefits:

  • Improves supportive muscle strength.
  • Improves balance and coordination.
  • Reduces the risk of developing an arthritic condition.
  • Supports a healthy body weight.

3. Yoga & Stretching

Your senior may already enjoy stretching or some light, restorative yoga — but why not take the stretch outdoors? Flexibility and range of motion are also important components of keeping your senior fit, and yoga does just the trick. Along with improved flexibility, introducing yoga and dynamic stretching into your routine can also provide the following health benefits:

  • Reduced risk for heart disease
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Improved mood regulation
  • Reduce arthritis symptoms
  • Improves energy levels
  • Improves balance

Whether you prefer to do yoga on your own or in a class setting, grab your yoga mat and do a few of your favorite flows to reap this hobby’s healthful benefits.

4. Decorating With Arts & Crafts

With bright pastels and flowers, spring is a beautiful time of year. So, why not surround your senior’s living space with beautiful arts and crafts? Our arts and crafts classes are popular among all residents and are a great way for your loved ones to express themselves and experience some springtime joy.

5. Indoor Fun

You’ve heard the saying — April showers bring May flowers. This means that it’s important to have some indoor activities for your senior to enjoy this season if the rain comes pouring down. From reading a new book and observing the beautiful array of fish in our fish tanks, to playing a new game, our team will ensure that your senior has fun activities to do that engage their memory and bring them joy.

Engaging and Individualized Senior Care

At Silvercrest Assisted Living & Memory Care, enriching your senior’s life through meaningful activities is one of our top priorities. We use a person-centered activity approach where we work closely with the resident to compose a list of their interests and favorite hobbies. With this information, we develop and cater our activities specifically with our residents in mind.

We are honored to offer our residents the opportunity to get the most out of life and truly enjoy every day no matter what their needs may be. Learn more about our services here, or contact us with any questions: (832) 219-7472