It’s never too late to capitalize on the power of creativity. In fact, seniors can thrive when they have creative options for how to spend their time. It can give them a sense of purpose and allow for personal growth.
January is International Creativity Month. This is a time to encourage your loved ones to take up new activities and explore the hobbies and passions they never previously created the time for. Below are some suggestions for creative activities for seniors.
Practice Drawing – This is one of those hobbies that’s easy to maintain as a child and can often get lost in the rigors of every-day life in adulthood. Pulling out that sketch pad can improve concentration and maintain strong hand-eye coordination. It can also help to maintain strong creative problem-solving skills.
Keep a Journal – This can be a place to jot down every-day thoughts or start telling some previous life stories that you want to live on. If you have trouble getting started, there are plenty of journaling prompts available on the Internet.
Join a Book Club – This is a wonderful way to keep reading and stay social. Both can work wonders for your creativity.
Pick up an Instrument – This is the perfect time to pick up an instrument and learn how to play music. If you always wanted to learn piano or guitar, what’s stopping you now? It’s a great way to keep your mind sharp.
Get Some Exercise – Going for a regular walk is a great way to clear your mind. It’s also a great way to make sure that your mind and body remain in optimal shape to enjoy your other activities. Good health is the foundation for all other activities.
Creativity is essential for enjoying life. These creative activities for seniors can help them keep moving and maintain a happy healthy lifestyle.