As people age, they tend to slow down physically and often depend on others to help with daily tasks. But, this doesn’t mean they should stop being active. On the contrary, activity promotes physical and mental health, which are vital for seniors to enjoy their later years. Searching for ways to keep your seniors active at home can be challenging, but it’s a positive step that needs to be taken. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Daily Walks

Walking is one of the easiest and most helpful forms of exercise. No special equipment is needed; only a comfortable pair of shoes or sneakers to walk in. Daily walks don’t have to be long; 30 – 60 minutes is enough to help seniors’ circulation and heart health. And, if they can’t get outside, they can walk around inside their house each day to keep active.

Stay Socially Connected

Even though seniors are at home, they can remain socially active. Encourage them to have family and friends visit or enjoy long phone visits. Many seniors especially appreciate video calls; they love seeing children and grandchildren.

Also, many groups meet online or via Zoom meetings. Have your senior loved ones join a group or two centered around their interests, such as music, books, old movies, or games.

Household Chores

Helping with certain household chores can keep a senior engaged and physically active. Of course, they don’t have to do anything physically demanding, like running the vacuum or carrying heavy trash outside.

But, they may be able to help with light housekeeping, such as dusting, doing laundry, or helping with gardening.

Baking and Cooking

Some of your senior loved one’s favorite memories will be centered around times they spent baking and cooking for loved o