Drastic times call for drastic measures, and the COVID-19 pandemic is a prime example. Millions of normally active elderly adults are now being asked to shelter-in-place and self-isolate so that they won’t be exposed to coronavirus. Unfortunately, it’s causing many of them to feel lonely, anxious and depressed. For family members who are looking out for them, finding some creative activities that they can do is a priority. If you’re currently caring for a self-isolating senior, here are 5 fun activities that you both will enjoy long after things return to normal.

How Staying Active Benefits Seniors

Numerous studies have found that seniors who stay physically and socially active typically benefit from those activities in these ways:

  • Sharper mental acuity and lower risk for developing dementia