5 Hobbies for Seniors Who Have Limited Mobility

By Richard Hemmi, 9:00 am on

Aging adults face a risk of limited dexterity and difficulty in mobility. However, this does not mean they can’t have fun. Cleveland West elderly care specialists discuss a few activities your senior loved one can enjoy if he or she has limited mobility. 

1. Study Arts, Animals, and Science 

Limits in mobility shouldn’t keep your loved one from enjoying the thrills and mysteries he or she once enjoyed. Your loved one can visit a museum, zoo, or a botanical garden. There are many wheelchair accessible places that offer senior discounts and help your senior loved one maintain his or her love for arts, science, and animals. 

2. Take Educational Courses 

Seniors who want to sign up for an art class, foreign language course, or another educational class shouldn’t let their limited mobility get in the way. Many cities and towns offer community classes that are handicap accessible. Your senior loved one can also sign up for online courses on various subjects, including how to use modern technology. 

3. Join a Wheelchair Sporting Group 

Seniors confined to wheelchairs need not give up sports. They can find local organizations that offer a variety of wheelchair accessible sports such as basketball, tennis, and volleyball. These activities can help your senior loved one stay healthy and have fun. 

4. Start a Book Club 

Starting a book club allows seniors to be around other individuals who share their love for literature. Your aging loved one can start a book club online, through the local library, or even in his or her living room. Book clubs can help seniors with limited mobility remain socially active. 

5. Play Music

If your senior loved one enjoys singing and playing musical instruments, mobility doesn’t have to be an obstacle. Aging adults can join a local choir or musical group, which provide lessons and offer the chance to perform at special events. Your senior loved one can volunteer to sing and play instruments for various organizations such as children’s groups, local schools, and community fundraisers. He or she can also learn music at home via online classes.

Make sure your loved one remains safe while engaging in hobbies and daily activities. At Home Care Assistance, our professional caregivers can assist your loved one with his or her daily activities and hobbies. Our senior care plans can include meal preparation, medication reminders, and social stimulation, whether your loved one goes out or stays at home. We provide high-quality live-in, respite, Parkinson’s, dementia, stroke, and Alzheimer’s care Cleveland West families can rely on. Call us at (440) 455-4031 to create a tailored care plan for your aging loved one.