Although it may be challenging to stay home constantly during the quarantine, it is important to remember that your health and safety are crucial during this time.
To help our seniors get through the quarantine, we decided it would be fun to share ten activities that you can not only do alone but with others as well (virtually of course).
1. Bake With Your Grandchildren
Do you have a favorite recipe that you made growing up as a child? Take the time to pass on the recipe to your grandchild. You can plan a Zoom or FaceTime Call with your grandchild and bake that recipe. It’s a great way to spend quality time with them without risking your safety.
2. Read a Book
What is your favorite genre to read? Perhaps biographies or non-fiction books?
No matter what genre you enjoy reading, this is a perfect time to pick up a book and let your imagination run wild.
3. Do a Workout
Exercise is key to good health. Even if it is just a walk around the neighborhood, an online workout class, or indoor exercises with equipment, every little bit counts and can help contribute to your health.
4. Watch a Movie
Have you watched any good movies recently? Now that individuals are complying with the Stay-At-Home Order, many movies that were going to be released in theaters have entered streaming services early! If you haven’t checked recently, there may be a new movie that you’ve been wanting to watch that is available now.
5. Play Board Games
Whether it’s in person or through an app, there are many board games that you can play with your friends and your loved ones. Start a game of Scrabble with your friends or play chess with your spouse. Not only is it fun, but it also keeps your mind active.
6. Start a Garden
Do you have a green thumb? During these times of quarantine, it makes you realize that now more than ever, it is important to be self-sufficient. Seeds are not very expensive, especially compared to buying herbs and produce at the grocery store. If you start your garden now, you will be one step closer to providing your own lettuce and saving yourself some extra money.
7. Visit a Museum
Did you know that many museums are offering virtual tours for users around the world to see? The best part is that you never have to leave your home to go to Musée d’Orsay in France or the Norton Simon Museum.
8. Listen to a Podcast
Knowledge is power, and it is why podcasts are a great activity to partake in. You can find podcasts on a plethora of topics ranging from cooking to business. Think about the topics you find interesting and listen to a podcast today.
9. Learn a New Skill
Have you always aspired to learn a new language or improve your instrument playing skills? Now is a great time to improve yourself and do something you have always wanted to learn but never had time to do so.
10. Create Something New
In addition to learning something new, it is also fun to make your own things. This could be knitting a new scarf, creating your own decorations for the home, or refurbishing something you already have by making something new out of it. It’s time to do something different and break out of your everyday norms.
Do you have other activities you like to participate in? Let us know!
We want to give our clients the resources they need to make staying at home a little bit more fun and easier to handle. If you have any additional ideas you would like to add, please comment below.
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