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3 Hobbies Seniors Can Do From Home

Having a hobby is so important no matter what age you are, but especially as you enter your senior years.

Having a hobby is so important no matter what age you are, but especially as you enter your senior years. Like many people this age, you went from being busy with work, raising a family, and constantly being on the move to now having much more time in your life. A hobby is a great way to fill that time, and there are many hobbies you can do from the comfort of your own senior living home in Peoria, AZ! If you are looking to pick up a new hobby, but are not sure which one you should try, here are three hobbies you can do and enjoy from home:

1. Games and Puzzles

Games and puzzles are not only a great way to pass the time, but they are some of the best brain exercises for seniors. By taking part in games, especially those with trivia, and puzzles, people are forced to use parts of their brains that they don’t typically use every day. Incorporating games and puzzles into your daily or weekly routine can improve cognitive function, enhance your short-term memory, improve concentration, reduce stress, and can even improve your sleep. Plus, it’s a great way to socialize! You could start having game nights in your home and invite over your neighbors in senior living in Peoria, AZ!

2. Reading

If you were a big reader in your youth, you should pick it back up again in your older years! Choose books and genres that you love; it doesn’t matter if it’s fiction or nonfiction. Re-reading books you’ve enjoyed in the past can also bring a sense of comfort. Reading can help keep the mind sharp and can also help you think critically, too. Take advantage of a library if your assisted living in Peoria, AZ has one on-site. If not, see if there are any local bookstores or ask family or friends to borrow their books. Starting a book club in your home to talk about the books you’ve read with friends can also help with isolation and be a fun and different way to connect with people.

3. Visual Art

Arts and crafts aren’t just for kids. If you enjoyed painting as a child, pick it back up! If you’ve always wanted to learn how to knit or crochet, now is a great time to do so. Whatever crafty project piques your interest, try it. It’s a great way to pass the time, and it also will help keep your mind thinking creatively. You can do it in the comfort of your own apartment, or if you want to venture out of your home but not leave your community, lots of senior living like us here at The Mission at Agua Fria offer cultural and recreational programs for our residents to take advantage of. Some of these programs include different crafting, meaning you can pick up a new hobby alongside some of your neighbors and learn from someone who already knows how to do it. If you’re looking for a new community to call home as you age, consider the Mission at Agua Fria. We would be happy to arrange a tour for you and your family, so we can show you how welcoming and comforting our community can be!