Social and Active: Assisted Living Activities

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For seniors who can no longer live on their own, there are plenty of ways they can continue to be active after making a move to an assisted living facility. Many seniors enjoy being active and independent long after retirement, which is why assisted living facilities are offering more and more activities that residents can take advantage of.

Arts and Literature

Book clubs are a common staple of many assisted living facilities, because it’s something that people of all ages can enjoy and participate in no matter how mobile they are. Other arts are common as well: you might spend one day drawing or painting, and the next learning the basics of sculpture. Many facilities offer a wide range of arts and crafts and encourage everyone to try something new.

Health and Exercise

Because staying physically active plays a big role in staying healthy, you’ll be able to find a variety of physical activities that are geared toward seniors. Yoga, walking clubs, and even dance classes are a great way to get to know other people in your community while staying fit and healthy at the same time.

Group Outings

Many assisted living facilities offer regular trips to local points of interest such as theaters and museums. You may get to visit other nearby cities or even take a longer trip to visit a national park or other famous site. Talk to your facility’s activity coordinator if you have somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit, and they may be able to arrange it for you!

Community Outreach

For people who want to continue to interact with and give back to the community, many assisted living facilities offer community outreach programs. You may volunteer at a local daycare, library, food bank, or homeless shelter to help encourage others in your area.

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