Activities For The Elderly
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Senior citizens, who once led active lives before retirement, are often left wondering how to fill their days. They start feeling depressed with all the time they have on their hands, and unless they take up a hobby or learn to use all the free time constructively, they face the risk of feeling even more isolated and sad.
Those elderly citizens who live with their small grandchildren usually have their hands full, but for those who spend the better part of the day alone at home, picking up a hobby or taking up some kind of an enjoyable social activity may be the answer.
To start with, there is art. Most people do not find the time to pursue their creative interests due to work, home and family commitments, so post retirement is as good a time as any to get started. There are art classes available in every city, so joining one is always a good idea. If collecting art interests an elderly person, he can very well indulge in it during his golden years. A number of senior citizens start building their collections or art or other interesting objects during this time.
Gardening is another popular hobby that most elders like taking up. It is therapeutic, plus gives them their daily dose of exercise. Many elderly couples love going dancing, and use this time to pick up some cool new moves. Learning to play a musical instrument too is a popular hobby, and so are bird-watching and flying kites.
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