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5 Hobbies That Are Popular with Seniors

By Kevin McClarren, 9:00 am on

Hobbies are a great way for seniors to relieve stress. A hobby allows a senior to work at his or her own pace and have fun at the same time. It can also be very satisfying when your loved one gets good results from pursuing a hobby. Warren in-home elder care professionals want to share a list of 5 hobbies appropriate for your loved one.

1. Golf

Seniors who enjoy fresh air, exercise, and walking outdoors may choose golf as their favorite hobby. Not only does golf offer your loved one low-impact cardio exercise that is less strenuous than other sports, it’s also a hobby he or she can pursue solo or as part of a group.

2. Fishing

Fishing is another outdoor hobby many seniors choose to pursue during leisure time because it is a relaxing activity. Like golf, your loved one can fish alone or in a group. Your loved can also invite grandchildren to participate in fishing.

3. Photography

For older adults who want to express their creative side, photography can be a satisfying hobby. There is likely an abundance of subject matter right in your loved one’s own backyard. The latest digital cameras and software also make it easier to shoot great photos, and there are numerous photography clubs where your loved one can meet other budding photographers.

4. Genealogy

Genealogy is increasingly popular among the elderly, and it is a sedentary hobby that requires a computer or books from the library for research. Many seniors who became interested in genealogy often end up writing a book about their family history.

5. Model-Building

Model-building is the perfect hobby for seniors who want to sharpen their hand-eye coordination skills. There are numerous model kits available at hobby stores and online for building model trains, planes, boats, and even historical landmarks. Many seniors who enjoyed model-building as a child remember the feelings of pride and accomplishment that accompany this activity.

A hobby is a fun way for your loved one to take a break from daily tasks of life. For more information on hobbies your loved one might enjoy, reach out to Home Care Assistance. Our caregivers are trained in the revolutionary Cognitive Therapeutics Method, an activities-based program that helps slow cognitive decline. We provide live-in and hourly caregivers who can assist your loved one with daily tasks such as meal prep and housekeeping. In addition, we also offer specialized Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and dementia care Warren seniors count on. For more information on our elderly care services, please contact a Care Manager at 908.450.9400 to schedule a no-obligation consultation.