August 21st is National Senior Citizen Day, making it the perfect time to reflect and acknowledge the elders that fill our lives with joy. While representing a significant portion of our country’s population, seniors deserve a special day where they know that their efforts and achievements are valued. Why not spend National Senior Citizens Day introducing your loved ones to fun activities they can enjoy throughout the year? If that’s your goal, these entertainment ideas should make the festivities even more memorable for you both. 

How Staying Active Benefits Older Adults

Numerous studies have determined that seniors who remain physically active once they reach age 65 typically enjoy these health benefits as a result:

  • Improved bone, muscle, and joint health
  • Lower risk of falling and fall-related fractures
  • A reduced likelihood to develop chronic anxiety and depression
  • Stronger immune system
  • Higher self-esteem
  • Reduced risk of dying from coronary heart disease and developing high blood pressure, colon cancer, and diabetes
  • Greater likelihood to live independently
  • Sharper mental acuity that helps slow cognitive decline

Healthy Entertainment Ideas for Seniors

Older adults can still have fun and enjoy life while celebrating holidays like National Senior Citizens Day. These five activities are a great way for seniors to engage with others all year long:

Take a nature walk

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