Getting older doesn’t have to mean slowing down. In fact, even those with limited mobility have the ability to be creative and stay active. Even though exercising and other physical activities may not be possible, there are still ways to keep yourself busy. Arts and crafts activities are a fun and productive way to keep yourself busy and moving.
There are so many options when it comes to crafting, and you don’t have to limit yourself to just one activity. Regardless of your skill level, it is never too late to learn something new.
How Arts and Crafts Can Help Seniors with Limited Mobility
It’s easy to get into a slump when you have limited mobility. You might spend too much time on the couch watching television as opposed to doing something that can stimulate your mind and keep you entertained. Arts and crafts activities for seniors can provide a fun, creative outlet without exerting too much energy.
One of the most meaningful parts of seniors doing arts and crafts projects is the sense of accomplishment that comes with finishing a project. It takes a lot of time and effort to complete a craft, and even more, time to master it. Knowing that you created something with your own hands is something to be proud of, especially if it is a new skill that you have learned.
For seniors, doing arts and crafts projects can also give them a sense of purpose. It gives older adults something to look forward to if they do not have a busy schedule. Instead of sitting and wondering what to do with your day, you know that there is always a new activity that you can work on or practice. You can even turn those projects into gifts for friends and family.
Arts and Crafts Activities for Seniors
There is a long list to choose from when it comes to picking an activity. Whether you have done that specific craft before or are planning on learning something new, there are options for everyone. If you are worried about getting overwhelmed over the amount of work a project might take, you can consider starting with:
- Pressed flowers
These are great options that do not require a lot of movement but still keep your hands active. If you have tried these activities and have decided to try something more advanced, or if you just want to start with something a little more challenging, you can try:
- Clay sculpting
- Creating holiday cards
- Jewelry making
These may be more time-consuming and require more effort, but are still very accessible to anybody. With enough practice, you can master any of these activities. No matter what activity you choose, you will be able to enjoy an enriching project to keep you motivated throughout the day.
Activities at Summer’s Landing
Summer’s Landing is a fantastic choice for any senior who is looking for a comfortable and enjoyable living environment and still remain independent. Besides receiving quality care at Summer’s Landing, our residents will also have the opportunity to participate in any of the arts and crafts activities that we offer. You will be able to show off your style through art with any of our programs.
At our center, our residents enjoy activities such as knitting, clay sculpting, painting with various tools, and creating projects with paper. You will be able to relax and keep your mind stimulated while never running out of options. If you would like to learn more about what arts and crafts for seniors with limited mobility we offer, or for any general questions, visit our website, or contact us at 833.770.0414.