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Activities for Seniors

Activities for senior citizens in assisted living are a popular part of daily life. In fact, life enrichment opportunities are one of the main reasons many older adults choose to move to an assisted living community. These activities provide seniors with the chance to socialize and make new friends.


When you visit a senior living community, you will notice that activities are geared toward the residents’ interests and abilities. A wide variety of programs and events happen each day.


In a Memory Care program, for example, life enrichment activities are designed to work around limitations commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease. It might be art therapy projects to help give a senior who has lost their verbal skills an opportunity to express themselves or Chair Yoga classes to compensate for problems with mobility.



Types of Activities for Seniors

The good news for seniors contemplating a move to an assisted living community is that they will have a wide variety of opportunities for life enrichment. Vitality Club at Elmcroft Senior Living focuses on meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each resident. Some examples of fun activities for seniors in assisted living include:


  • Watercolor painting classes

  • Book clubs

  • Volunteer projects

  • Card groups

  • Movie nights

  • Chair Yoga

  • Walking clubs

  • Bible study

  • Daily devotionals

  • Craft projects and clubs

  • Current events and discussions

  • Gentle exercise classes

  • Port of Call celebrations

  • Outdoor gardening

  • Bird aviaries

  • Intergenerational activities

  • Outings to local restaurants

  • Pet therapy and furry visitors

  • Morning stretch

  • Nature hikes

  • Group outings to popular local destinations

It’s also important to know that if a senior you love finds their assisted living community doesn’t offer an activity they would like to participate in, you should talk with the staff. In most cases, they will likely be willing to add it to their monthly schedule!

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