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Indoor Hobbies for Seniors

Woman painting, showing one of many hobbies for seniors

Whether it’s due to the chilly temperatures or social distancing to protect from the COVID-19 virus, people have been spending more time than average in their homes. You could rewatch your favorite show repeatedly, but days drag on after a while. To keep things exciting, why not try a new hobby? Call 214.225.6197 to speak with someone from Ventana’s caring and compassionate team about hobbies for seniors we support with our senior amenities. At our senior living community in Dallas, Texas, our team ensures that there are many things to do for seniors in our care.

10 Indoor Hobbies for Seniors

1. Embrace Your Inner Artist

Whether this is a beloved hobby or something you’ve wanted to try for years or not, now is the time to tap into your creativity and make something beautiful. Popular mediums include painting, dance, photography, poetry, sculpture, and music.

2. Write Your Family History

Have you ever found yourself sharing your life’s story? Maybe you like to tell stories about your childhood and how you got to where you are now. So, why not write them down? Your family will appreciate having your memories written out for them to cherish for years to come.

3. Enjoy a New Recipe

Try experimenting in the kitchen and expanding your cooking and baking abilities. Whether it be a family recipe you’ve been making for years or a more complex dish, you’ve always wanted to try, put on your apron and spend some time crafting delicious foods.

4. Relax with a Book

There’s nothing quite like immersing yourself in a story. Reading allows you to dive into a new world where you get to know the characters as if they were your friends. Or, if you’re more interested in non-fiction, you could open your eyes to endless facts you may have never known before.

5. Exercise

You can participate in plenty of indoor physical activity that keeps you moving and living an active lifestyle. If you have gym access, try changing your routine by trying cardio or strength equipment. If you don’t feel like going to the gym, try watching instructional yoga videos online or even walking laps around your home.

6. Knit or Crochet

Knitting or crocheting is an enjoyable hobby that keeps your hands and mind occupied throughout the day. You can create colorful scarves and blankets or try something more complicated, like a hat or sweater. If you aren’t interested in keeping your crafts for yourself, consider donating them to a local charity.

7. Play Board and Card Games

Not only are board and card games a fun way to pass the time, but they also keep your brain healthy and active. Of course, you can try the classics like Scrabble or Rummy, but don’t hesitate to try new games like Bananagrams or Ticket to Ride.

8. Learn Something New

Have you ever wanted to learn about the Civil War or speak a new language? Spend some time every day learning something new, either by reading a book or taking an online course. You’ll expand your mind and could even become an expert in something that piqued your curiosity.

9. Grow an Indoor Garden

You don’t need to be outdoors to improve your green thumb! Visit your local nursery and gather the necessary supplies, including pots, seeds, and soil. Popular indoor plants include herbs, salad greens, and certain flowers.

10. Start a Collection

Whether it be stamps, coins, figurines, or anything else you enjoy, watching your collection grow is a rewarding experience. While you can visit specialty stores and antique malls, there are numerous online opportunities to find items to add to your collection from the comfort of your home.

Discover Multiple Things to Do for Seniors in Texas at Ventana

Where you spend your retirement years should be full of comfort and zest for life. One of the best reasons to move to a senior living community is the amenities and services available that make each day exciting, fulfilling, active, and engaging. Contact Ventana today at 214.225.6197 to learn more about our senior living community.