It’s time for some fun! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite senior citizen activities for you below. Did we miss your favorite activity? Be sure to leave a comment below and let us know your favorite sport, hobby, or project. Now have some fun!
Senior Citizen Activities: Senior Fitness
Silver Sneakers: The SilverSneakers Fitness® program is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. Learn more about Silver Sneakers here.
Ageless Grace (Ageless Grace is also a Silver Sneakers FLEX program!) Ageless Grace is a cutting-edge brain fitness program based on neuroplasticity that activates all 5 functions of the brain – analytical, strategic, kinesthetic learning, memory/recall, creativity and imagination – and simultaneously addresses all 21 physical skills needed for lifelong optimal function. Created by Denise Medved, the program consists of 21 simple exercise Tools designed for all ages and abilities. These exercises, based on everyday movements that are natural and organic, focus on the healthy longevity of the body and mind. Learn more about Ageless Grace here.
More Senior Fitness Activities:
- Swimming (great for joints)
- Yoga (improve your flexibility)
- Tai Chi
- Dance – alone or partner dancing!
- Weight Lifting
- Competitive Sports
- Movement As A Spiritual Practice
Senior Citizen Activities – Challenge Your Brain
Ageless Grace is the rare exercise program that also challenges the mind.
Meditation: Meditation has been shown to be very beneficial for senior citizens. Benefits include: reduced healthcare costs, improved mood and decreased loneliness, as well as improved longevity.
More Ways to Challenge Your Brain:
- Crossword Puzzles
- Learn a new language
- Writing – poetry, short stories, write the novel you always dreamed of writing!
- Play games such as chess, card games, and Scrabble
- Jigsaw Puzzles
Senior Citizen Activities – Be a student again!
Many colleges and universities have lifelong learning programs. You can take a seniors-only class or even audit an undergraduate class. There are also many online programs and classes you can take.
Senior Citizen Activities – Hobbies
There are so many hobbies that seniors can enjoy! There are far more than we can list, but here are some ideas to get you going:
- Coloring – Adult coloring books have become all the rage!
- Arts and crafts
- Scrapbooking and Journaling
- Gourmet cooking
- Playing and listening to music
- Reading books – you can even join a book club!
- Jewelry making
- Acting / Drama
- Travel the world!