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 Studies have shown that the stimulation activities can provide is crucial for our physical, mental and emotional health, plus our memories. Our loved ones need to be stimulated mentally, physically, and socially to maintain healthy and to avoid depression and isolation. There are many programs for senior citizens. In addition to Senior Citizens Centers, there are also Health Food Stores willing to help and many organizations that will help you with transportation and meals. And family members, take the time to share a memory or play a game with your elders, sometimes all they have is memories and you are a part of them.

Fun for Seniors

Your local senior center has many programs available... it's like going back to school.
Many seniors have shown an interest in photography.
It's worth a phone call and a possible visit to your local senior center.

GET OFF THE COUCH AND START SOMETHING NEW:

SOME CLASSES CAN BE:

  • Billiards
  • Bowling
  • Card Playing
  • Dancing
  • Golfing
  • Jammers
  • Knitting
  • Painting
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

PLAYING GAMES:

  • Improves Memory
  • Improves Dexterity
  • Reduces Stress

SOME FUN, EASY GAMES:

  • Backgammon
  • Bingo
  • Board Games
  • Checkers
  • Chess
  • Dominos
  • Farkle
  • Skip Bo
  • Tic Tac Toe
  • Trivia
  • Uno
  • WII Games

DANCING

Senior who danced three to four times a week -- Especially those who did Ballroom Dancing -- had a whopping 75% lower risk of developing dementia compared with non-dancers. A Landmark study in the New England Journal of Medice, found that physical activity increased blood flow to the brain and promotes newve health, says lead study Author Joe Verghese, M.D. Chief of Geriatecs at Montefiroe mMedical Center in New York City, while mastering the steps helps creat new brain connection in areas of the brain that are vulnerable to aging and dementia. Plus, regulary interacting socially is proven to increase overall mental sharpness.
Your local health store is your friend. Their mission is to give knowledgable information and stock a wide variety of specialized products that aren't available in mass marketing stores. They can guede you to a product that can help you along with why and how.

Please tell us if you know of any groups or activities that you can share with us here.

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