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Leisure and activities

Participating in leisure activities is crucial for the wellbeing of older adults as it promotes mental, physical, and emotional health. Explore our resources that provide tips that help to reduce stress, improve sleep quality, and increase energy levels.

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Lifestyle tips

Healthy lifestyle choices can significantly improve the wellbeing of older adults, including staying active, eating well, and socialising. These positive habits can lead to a more fulfilling life.

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Mental health and wellbeing

As we age, it's important to prioritise mental health by staying connected, doing fun activities, and seeking professional help if needed, leading to a positive outlook on later life.

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Seasonal advice

Discover ways to keep your elderly loved ones safe from extreme temperatures and seasonal changes. Learn how to keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter with our advice and tips.

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Elderly care experts answer biggest questions about leisure and activities

Explore a range of helpful and commonly asked questions that provide useful advice on leisure activities for older adults. Discover various ways to enhance their lives through hobbies, social interactions, and staying active in a meaningful way.

What activities are good for elderly in care homes?

There are many activities available for elderly residents in care homes to enjoy, including arts and crafts, music sessions, gentle exercise, gardening, movie nights, outings, cooking sessions, book clubs, and relaxation exercises. It's important to customise these activities to each individual's preferences and abilities in order to promote their physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. This approach helps create a sense of community and enjoyment among all the residents.

What types of gentle exercises are suitable for the elderly?

Older adults can improve their mobility and physical wellness through gentle exercises. These include walking, which can boost cardiovascular health and increase joint agility. Chair exercises involving light movements benefit the arms, legs and core to retain strength. Also, seated balance exercises, like sitting on an exercise ball or cushion, enhance core strength.

Which hobbies can retirees enjoy while earning extra income?

As retirees enter their later years, they may find themselves looking for ways to increase their income while also pursuing their hobbies. Fortunately, there are many opportunities available for those who want to turn their passions into a source of extra cash. For instance, crafting items, tutoring, pet sitting, and house sitting can all be lucrative options. Meanwhile, gardening enthusiasts can create and sell floral displays, and renting out a spare room or driveway can provide additional earnings. With so many options to choose from, retirees can explore a variety of activities that align with their skills and preferences.

Read Lynn's Story

Unfortunately my 89 year old mother lives on her own and fell in her bedroom. She has worn a Taking Care personal alarm for the past 4 years and was able to call for help immediately by pushing the alarm button she wears on her wrist.

Lynn's Mum was able to call for help using her personal alarm when she fell

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James lives 600 miles away from his elderly mum but uses an innovative solution to monitor her care and wellbeing.

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