Types of Care and
Fun Free Things to Do with Seniors

Independent Living

In contrast to assisted living, independent living is ideal for individuals who can still live independently but enjoy having access to assistance when needed. Independent living communities provide their residents with convenient access to dining, medical care, entertainment and more. The independent living lifestyle offers residents a safe living environment, but with minimal assistance. Hospitality services, such as housekeeping, meals, and laundry may or may not be included in the monthly rental, but are typically available. 

Assisted Living

Assisted living is part of a continuum of long term care services that provides a combination of housing, personal care services, and health care designed to respond to individuals who need assistance with normal daily activities in a way that promotes maximum independence.

Memory Care

Memory care is a kind of specialized care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Communities typically feature safe and secure environments where staff can closely monitor the health of the residents. You’ll also find programs, activities, and events that are designed to help memory care residents work on their cognitive abilities, while also getting to enjoy passions and hobbies. Staff typically are specially trained to provide the quality care needed for seniors with memory loss. Assisted living is part of a continuum of long term care services that provides a combination of housing, personal care services, and health care designed to respond to individuals who need assistance with normal daily activities in a way that promotes maximum independence.

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Fun Free fun things to do with Seniors

Create, exercise, think, problem solve and play. All of that can be very satisfying, especially if overcome obstacles in a friendly way. Whatever your age, interests, or abilities, you can enjoy pastimes that make you laugh, lose track of time, or feel like a goofy kid at heart.

  • Golf
  • Miniature golf
  • Pool
  • Shuffleboard
  • Bocce
  • Badminton
  • Croquet
  • Frisbee tossing
  • Horseshoes
  • Wii Bowling
  • Scrabble
  • Pictionary
  • Yahtzee
  • Bingo
  • Checkers
  • Chinese checkers
  • Dominoes
  • Monopoly
  • Chess
  • Backgammon
  • Theme parks
  • Carnivals
  • County fairs
  • Comedy clubs
  • Hands-on science museums
  • Adult arcades Concerts
  • Sporting events
  • Theatrical performances
  • Art shows
  • Wineries Beer festivals
  • Sing or play a musical instrument
  • Speak a foreign language
  • Use computers more effectively
  • Take photos
  • Write great stories
  • Cook exotic meals
  • Decipher hieroglyphs
  • Perform magic tricks
  • Woodcraft
  • Polymer clay modeling

Why Play Is Important

Scientific studies continue to show that enjoyable activities can have several major benefits for seniors. For example, they have the power to help:

  • Improve how your brain works. Do you want to maintain your memory and optimize your ability to learn new things? Engaging in play on a regular basis can enhance your creativity and mental sharpness.
  • Heal, establish, or maintain relationships. A lot of seniors are lonely. In fact, on average, seniors without spouses or partners spend about 10 hours alone each day. But having fun can enable older adults to make new friends or improve existing relationships.

    Things like laughter and friendly competition are known to increase harmony, trust, empathy, and intimacy among people who experience them together.

  • Play should be a major part of life for everyone. We can all probably use many more joyful experiences. It’s who we are, no matter our age.