Activities for Seniors Promoting Good Health

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At Home Care Assistance, we’re fortunate to be a part of a tight knit community that hosts events and activities throughout the year. While a majority of events are great for individuals of all ages, there are many designed specifically for seniors! From language and culinary classes to dances and free movies, local senior centers have all the bases covered.

So whether you are looking to broaden your horizons or you are looking for activities for an aging loved one, we’ve provided a few great ways in which local senior centers help cultivate independence, health and happiness for older adults:

  1. Creative classes. For example, the Denton Senior Center offers courses in beginner and intermediate Spanish. Learning a new language has shown to increase mental capacity and this decrease your likelihood of needing specialized dementia care in Denton or Collin County the road. Seniors can also sign up for culinary and craft courses which increase hand-eye coordination and also prove to be great places to socialize.
  2. Energizing exercises. Whether you want to tap dance your way to being trim, or try tai chi to lower blood pressure, all forms of exercise are good choices. Along with the variety of exercise programs that the senior center offers, the senior center also conducts free health screenings on the first and third Friday of every month.
  3. Social stimulation. Meeting new people and minglingwith old friends is great for long-term mental health and mood stabilization. Adults who are 50+ can also continue to socialize in new surroundings as they participate in monthly senior road trips, day trips to museums and festivals, and if your doctor gives the go-ahead, outdoor adventures like fly fishing and birding.

 

The senior centers offer valuable resources for older adults in Lewisville, Highland Village, Flower Mound, Plano, and beyond and we couldn’t be more excited! As Denton and Collin Counties’ trusted provider of in-home health care, we share similar values and are committed to helping seniors live happier, healthier live from the comfort of their homes.

Want to learn how we could help you or an aging loved one? Click here or contact a Care Manager today at 972-468-6010 for more information and schedule a complimentary in-home assessment.