For many aged individuals, moving around can be tiring. It is even harder if you are suffering from limited mobility. Those of us who have parents living alone are in constant worry. Their unsteadiness and reduced agility can result in falls and fractures and can sometimes be fatal. Simple tasks that we take for granted such as showering, getting dressed, or just getting out of bed can be difficult for them to accomplish. There are several ways that are great to help your loved ones maintain their daily routine, while still giving them their personal freedom. Aging adults with limited mobility could benefit from these and encourage them to have a more meaningful life.
Ways for Your Loved Ones to Keep Active
If your loved ones do suffer from limited mobility, it is not the end of the world for them. There are many fun and exciting ways that they can do to boost their mood and stay active in their lives without the need to move around much.
- Reading: This is a perfect way for older adults to keep their brains engaged. Reading can also improve memory and sleep, reduce stress levels and delay cognitive decline. Physical books and audiobooks are great for this activity and they can immerse themselves in a good story or read about an exciting new topic.
- Creativity: You can get your loved ones to get in touch with their creative side. Painting, drawing, or sculpturing are just some of the activities that they can do. Even simple activities such as creating scrapbooks for their grandchildren or trying out new recipes can have a positive impact on their mental health.
- New hobbies: Hobbies are excellent for those with limited mobility. Activities such as baking, birdwatching, or indoor gardening do not require a lot of moving. This is also a great time for them to learn something new and exciting so they will have something to look forward to each day.
- Exercising: This is a way great for your loved ones to keep their body moving. Exercising sitting or standing can greatly help them to boost their mood and have many health benefits. Routine exercises such as moving their feet and ankles or chair yoga are perfect for those with limited mobility.
- Charitable work: Even if your loved ones are not very mobile, they can still participate in charitable works. This is a wonderful way for them to stay interactive with their community and also for them to have a sense of purpose in their lives.
Consider Us at The Welstone At Mission Crossing for Your Loved One’s Golden Years
Those with limited mobility are always going to feel isolated and depressed. A great way for them to have meaning in their lives is to give them these options and let them decide what is best for them. If you are looking at a senior living community that will take great care of your loved ones, why not take a look at The Welstone At Mission Crossing. We offer the freedom of independent senior living, state-of-the-art amenities, and a calendar full of activities so that your loved ones will enjoy their life here with us. Schedule a tour with us now to experience what it is like to stay with us.