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Activities to Ring in the New Year

By Ted Holmgren, 5:45 pm on January 20, 2014

The New Year offers seniors a fresh opportunity to engage in activities that can enhance the quality of their lives. Staying engaged in the world around you by participating in social activities keeps your body challenged, stimulates your mind and deepens your human connections. There’s more to senior activities today than Bingo and Bridge, however. The following options offer you a fresh and fun way to ring in the New Year!

  • Karaoke Night – One of the great perks of growing older is learning to accept and be comfortable with who you are. Karaoke night gives you the chance to set that carefree attitude to music. Whether singing a Frank Sinatra classic or an early hit by the Beatles, it’s fun to let loose and perform your favorite songs. Looking for a companion that shares your love for music? Learn about part-time caregivers in Scottsdale that can not only assist with activities of daily living, but are great for outings like karaoke!
  • Field Trips – Senior centers are an excellent resource for older adults looking for field trip opportunities. Popular field trips include backstage theater or sports stadium tours, visits to museums or art galleries and concerts in local parks. Because transportation is typically provided, you don’t have to worry about driving or parking.
  • Virtual Activity Fun – Interactive video game console games give you the chance to hone your bowling, tennis or golf skills indoors. Using a controller, you compete with fellow players by putting your body through the motions of your favorite sport. It’s a great way to have fun while getting exercise too. An added bonus – some studies report that virtual games can also improve memory, minimizing the risk for Alzheimer’s and dementia in the future.
  • Volunteering – Multiple clinical studies prove that acts of altruism actually help seniors live longer while enjoying better physical and emotional health. Some volunteering activities offer you access to free entertainment as well. Both professional and not-for-profit arts organizations often reward volunteers with free or discounted tickets to exhibits and shows.

The best way to ring in the New Year is to take advantage of the many programs, services and activities now available to seniors so that you can get the most enjoyment out of your life. If you are looking for help in deciding which activities are right for you, or need a fun partner to attend events with, contact Scottsdale Home Care Assistance today!