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Exciting Activities That Benefit Visually Impaired Seniors

By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on

Finding activities for seniors with little or no vision is often frustrating for Oklahoma in-home caregivers. There are some activities, however, that your loved senior may enjoy doing as they will help fill long days and provide an emotional boost. Some also encourage seniors to keep their minds active while others boost their physical health.

Exercise

Many seniors enjoy exercising with help from a live-in Oklahoma caregiver. Often seniors enjoy a quick walk around the block accompanied by a partner. Others enjoy exercising at home on a treadmill, stationary bike or rowing machine. Seniors who are in better physical shape may even enjoy a ride on a tandem bike.These activities often lead to better physical and emotional health for everyone involved.

Crafts

There are many crafts that a senior can do with poor eyesight. Pottery is a hobby that is enjoyed by many seniors. There are even clays that can be baked without an expensive kiln. Knitting and crocheting can be done just by feeling the yarn. Other seniors enjoy working with leather because they can feel the different thicknesses and can feel to stamp it. 

Music

Many seniors enjoy listening to music. Make sure to check with local schools to see when they have concerts scheduled. CD players, MP3 players and record players can often be operated by people with limited vision.

Visiting

Many seniors enjoy visiting with friends and family or even meeting new people. Some seniors are able to turn their willingness to listen into a volunteer position at a local school by mentoring students. Talking on a telephone does not require any sight, so encourage your loved one to call his or her friends today.

Massage

Everyone loves a great massage, so be sure to plan a special time to get one for your senior. Consider aromatherapy or reflexology massages that will benefit your loved one’s senses of smell and touch.

There are many activities that seniors with low vision can enjoy. For more ideas, reach out to Oklahoma Home Care Assistance. We provide flexible live-in and hourly home care for local seniors in order to promote physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Call 405-285-4191 today for a free consultation and learn how our customized care plans can benefit your loved one.