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Four Popular Hobbies For Seniors to Try

Four Popular Hobbies For Seniors to Try

Companion Care at Home in Carmel IN
Companion Care at Home in Carmel IN

Staying active and engaged are important for seniors, especially for seniors that are aging in place. Hobbies give seniors the social connections they need and can make exercise a lot more fun. Seniors often have trouble finding friends, but seniors who participate in these popular hobbies will find lots of other seniors who share their interests:


Volunteering is very popular among seniors. It gives them a sense of purpose and accomplishment to share their skills and knowledge with others. And it makes it a lot easier to find friends that they have common interests with. There are hundreds of organizations at both the local level and the national level who depend on volunteers and welcome seniors. If your senior loved one is lonely at home and wants to have something meaningful to do with their time volunteering is a fantastic thing for seniors to do. Your local senior center may have resources to help your senior loved one get started or talk with your senior loved one’s companion care at home provider about what opportunities they know of in the area.

Book Clubs

Book clubs, and movie clubs, are very popular with seniors because they creative and fun and give seniors the chance to get together and talk. Conversation is a wonderful way to make friends and socially engage. And the best part is that seniors can participate in book or movie clubs no matter what their physical condition is. Meetings can even be online if the weather is bad or if illness makes it impossible for a group of seniors to get together. Online book clubs and movie clubs can provide the vital social connections that housebound seniors need.

Walking Or Exercise Clubs

Most seniors know that they need to more active but find exercise boring or difficult. Joining a walking or exercise club for seniors will give seniors the motivation they need to get moving and it will make exercise fun again. A companion care at home provider can help seniors arrange transportation to get to exercise classes like water aerobics or get to a mall or indoor track if the group is meeting to go for a walk.

Video Games

Video games might seem like a younger person’s hobby but there are more than 50 million senior gamers and that number is increasing every year. Seniors love to play video games because the stories keep them engaged and help them keep their cognitive skills sharp. They also get social interaction and can form friendships with people of all ages through the game. MMORPGs, which are real time games in which thousands of players interact in game, are fantastic games for seniors to play. Video games allow seniors who live in rural or underpopulated areas to make friends and get social interaction without having to leave their homes. Seniors may also enjoy playing video games with their companion care at home providers as a way to have fun and stay busy.


If you or an aging loved one is considering companion care at home in Carmel, IN, please contact the caring staff at Golden Heart Senior Care today. 317-550-1276