HOW TO STAY ACTIVE IN NURSING HOMES

There comes a time when we get older that we may need to consider living in a nursing home. This can be an overwhelming decision. If you do decide to live in a nursing home, make sure that you are staying socially and physically active so that you can have the best experience possible. It is important to stay social to help with depression and to boost mood. Even if you live in a nursing home, there are ways for you to stay active.

Dance

You can stay physically and socially active by having fun and dancing. This is a great activity to help you let loose and mingle with others. I recently saw a video of a nursing home hosting weekly dance classes. In the class, they would teach the residents all of the latest dance moves and all of them were having so much! If you are looking to stay healthy and fit, dancing can help you get up and move. Plus, weekly dance classes will be something you can look forward to and it will give you a sense of purpose.

Arts & Crafts

Arts and crafts are other activities that can keep you social and active, plus help show your creative side! An art class can be a lot of fun while making gifts for family, decorations for the holiday, paintings and more. Just like with dance classes, art classes will give you something to look forward to. It is also a great way to remain social and work with others. Some classes might even be open to your family and friends so that you can work on projects together.

Parties

Many nursing homes hold parties throughout the year. Often times, family and friends are welcome and it is a way to interact with others. Parties for holidays and special events are always fun, plus you can also enjoy getting involved setting the party up with decorations. Just don’t forget to ask for your favorite food, drinks and music to have at the party!

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