7 Hobbies for Seniors



It is always important to nurture hobbies and social relationships, so that shouldn’t stop as you age. It becomes harder for senior’s and the elderly to continue to do the same hobbies they have loved. Spending time doing hobbies you love and being social can, among many other things, improve cognitive function and keep your emotional health stable.

Here are 7 hobbies for seniors


  1. Crafting: Knitting, crocheting and scrapbooking are just a few crafting activities your parent may enjoy.
  2. Walking: Taking a walk a couple time a week with a friend can nurture the physical and motional needs that we all have.
  3. Dancing: If your loved one is physically able, dancing can be so good for them physically and emotionally. Bringing back beautiful memories of a different time.
  4. Reading: This can be relaxing and great for those who struggle with mobility.
  5. Visitors: Ask family or friends to come over for a visit, bring the new baby or a beloved animal. That’ll be sure to brighten their day!
  6. Movies: Your loved one can watch an old movie that sparked joy for them years ago. Bringing back fond memories is so wonderful!
  7. Board or Card Games: Invite some friends or family over for a game night and enjoy the evening together.

There are many things your aging parent can do to keep physically and mentally active. Sometimes you just need to be creative. We hope that you will take these activities into consideration and give them a go!

Note: This information is general in nature. It should not be construed as professional medical, financial, legal, or tax advice. You should work with your healthcare provider, financial, attorney, or tax professional to determine what will work best for you and your loved one’s situation. 



cloudnine staff writer

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