You are never too old to have some fun and learn something new. More importantly, as we age, we need to keep our minds and bodies engaged. As a retiree, it may seem difficult to try new things or find a fun hobby that works with your lifestyle. However, it becomes more important to engage in new interests and activities over time.
At Summer’s Landing, we offer seniors the chance to explore new opportunities to learn something new. Even if arts and crafts activities may not have been your thing before, you never know what you may like until you give it a try. Learn more about how you can remain active and engaged by calling the specialists at Summer’s Landing at 850.265.9829.
3 Spring Arts And Crafts Activities
After the long winter months, it may be time to spruce up the living room and add some color to the walls to bring a smile to your face. This may be the perfect time to learn a new skill or dabble in a new interest. Why not give the programs offered at Summer’s Landing a try and engage in some fun and easy arts and crafts projects specifically designed for seniors.
1. Pressed flowers
Springtime in Florida thankfully arrives sooner than in many other parts of the country, bringing with it many varieties of beautiful flowers. Pick some of your favorites to press and use for other projects.
How to: Arrange flowers creatively between two sheets of wax paper and place something heavy like a book on top. Let it sit overnight and then use the pressed flowers in other arts and crafts projects such as decorating greeting cards, laminating as a bookmark, or designing a beautiful wall hanging.
2. Terracotta pots
Try your hand at painting. Whether you have a small garden outside your home or want to bring some color inside, let your creativity shine through on a terracotta pot.
How to: Pick the size of your pot and add some life to this functional flower/plant holder. Paint freehand or use some stencils to create a scene that is as unique as you.
Bring the beauty of the outside inside. Take advantage of those rays with a hanging suncatcher. Any number of objects can be used to create a lightweight suncatcher, such as:
- Glass stones
- Melted beads
- Mason jars lids and colored paper
Springtime is an excellent time to try something new and get involved. At Summer’s Landing, we are always coming up with new and easy craft ideas for seniors to ensure that they remain active and enjoy their golden years.
Summer’s Landing: Craft the Life You Want in Our Senior Living Community
No matter the medium or skill level required, you will be sure to find spring arts and crafts activities that pique your interest or at least brighten your day. Aside from arts and crafts, there are many other ways to express your individuality and learn something new this spring. Learn to play a musical instrument, pick up an outdoor hobby such as fishing or hiking, or simply enjoy the wonders of nature.
Summer’s Landing offers residents quality care at affordable prices. Located in the historic district of Lynn Haven, you will surely find what you are looking for in your senior years in our newly renovated building. We provide a dietitian-approved menu to meet all of your dietary requirements. In addition, we offer trips, daily exercise, and a variety of programs to keep you active and engaged.
Learn more about the many ways the caring professionals at Summer’s Landing care for you or the senior in your life by calling 850.265.9829.