Fun Activities for Visually Impaired Seniors

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on

Seniors who have limited vision often have trouble finding things that they enjoy doing by themselves or with Centennial, CO, home caregivers. If you are a family caregiver for a visually impaired senior, here are a few recommended activities that may physically, emotionally and mentally benefit your loved one.

Dancing

Dancing is an activity that many seniors who have poor vision enjoy. Most communities offer senior dances, which is a wonderful option because the senior is likely to meet others with vision issues. Line dancing is often popular because seniors can rely on their partners to help them get around on the dance floor.

Music

Many seniors enjoy listening to music on the radio. Others find that they can operate a CD player, allowing them to listen to their favorite songs. Many seniors might like to go to band and orchestra concerts at local schools with their live-in Centennial caregivers, as well.

Facials

Many seniors who have poor eyesight find a facial extremely refreshing. Many love the lovely scents and gentle massages facials offer. While you are at it, consider a manicure and pedicure as well. Even men often enjoy pedicures and manicures, and they come recommended for hygiene purposes. 

Gardening

Many seniors who have little or no sight enjoy gardening. Some find it easier to garden in a container while others are happy to maintain a garden outside. Plants in pots can even be placed in the ground, allowing seniors to weed and water with ease. The best plants to grow are often those that are most fragrant. When it’s too cold to garden outside, many seniors enjoy caring for a houseplant. Seniors often find that a terrarium is easy to take care of and fun to start.

Pets

Seniors often enjoy the companionship of a pet. All types of animals make good pets for seniors including dogs, cats and rabbits. Consider older animals as they will not be as hyperactive as puppies or kittens and they will be lower maintenance. A great place to find a pet is often the local animal shelter.

Seniors with poor vision often complain that they never have anything to do. If these activities don’t appeal to your loved one, turn to Centennial, Colorado, Home Care Assistance. In addition to helping seniors find constructive things to do, our highly trained caregivers promote vitality and longevity for our clients. Call 303.957.3100 today or go online to learn more about our services and schedule a free consultation.