Seniors in Scottsdale can have an exciting time learning something new that enhances their overall health by participating in local leisure activities. The Scottsdale, AZ, in-home elder care professionals at Home Care Assistance have put together a list of 4 leisure activities your elderly loved one can try out in town.
The Civic Center Library at 3839 North Drinkwater Boulevard hosts the In Stitches Knitters Group every Friday from 1pm to 3pm. Your loved one can gather with both beginning and advanced knitters to work on individual knitting projects while sharing tips and helping others. There will also be experienced knitters on-hand to teach your loved one how to knit. Joining a knitting group can help your loved one combat feelings of loneliness and lift his or her mood.
Your loved one can get some light exercise while finding special treasures as he or she strolls along the ArtWalk route on the roads of gorgeous downtown Scottsdale. This free event takes place each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm. During this walk, your loved one can also find a beautiful piece of art, view special exhibitions, and enjoy entertainment and demonstrations. There are free trolley and horse-drawn carriage rides that can help transport your loved one from the many free parking areas throughout the art district.
3. Open Cards and Games
Every Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm, the Appaloosa Library at 7377 East Silverstone Drive offers a place where your loved one can play a variety of fun games in a group setting. Some games this group plays include cards, checkers, and chess. Playing games with a group can help your loved one meet new people and speed up his or her responses.
4. Travel Club
The Arabian Library at 10215 East McDowell Mountain Ranch Road hosts a travel group the second Thursday of each month from 10am to 11:30am. During this meeting, your loved one can share his or her travel experiences with other passionate travelers. Your loved one can also talk about future plans for traveling and learn how to travel on a tight budget, and he or she may even find new friends to travel with and learn about new places to explore that will give him or her something to look forward to.
If your loved one wants to participate in activities such as these but needs transportation or a social companion, reach out to Home Care Assistance. We are a leading provider of live-in and respite care Scottsdale seniors trust, our caregivers are available 24/7, and we never ask our clients to sign long-term contracts. For more information and to schedule a free consultation, call one of our friendly Care Managers at 480.448.6215 today.