Incorporate These Safe Activities for Seniors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

There are some great activities for seniors that are safe throughout the pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us to some extent, but for older adults, it’s been especially traumatic. With an increased risk of serious complications from the virus, combined with the need to isolate from family and friends, the lives of the seniors we love have been turned upside down practically overnight.

At Hired Hands Homecare, we remain committed to providing safe, reliable care for seniors that is focused on each person as a whole – meaning mental and emotional health are equally important to physical wellbeing. To that end, we take time to incorporate meaningful activities into each day, adjusted to the new social distancing recommendations while still bringing enjoyment and connection with others.

Our senior home care experts suggest the following activities as a great place to start:

  • Take a virtual field trip. A world of opportunities await exploration virtually, thanks to a collection of over 500 exciting destinations available through Google Arts & Culture. They’ve also provided their top ten attractions, in case your loved one needs help in narrowing down the selection, including the British Museum in London, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, just to name a few.
  • Stay in touch electronically. With so much technology available, seniors can see and talk with those they love whenever they wish. If a senior you love needs help setting up and using FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, or another app to stay connected, just let us know!
  • Try a new hobby. Now is the perfect time for older adults to learn something new or pursue a new hobby. A variety of online classes are available for anything from learning a new language, playing a musical instrument, horticulture, culinary arts, and so much more. Discover what sparks interest in your loved one, and a quick Google search is all you need to get started!

Let Hired Hands Homecare help a senior you love during this time of uncertainty and beyond, with professional in-home care services provided with strict adherence to national and state recommended safety guidelines, including wearing personal protective equipment, disinfecting and sanitizing any items brought into a senior’s home, frequent handwashing, and more.

Our services are personalized to address individual challenges and concerns, and to bring enjoyment, purpose and meaning to each day. Contact us at (866) 940-4343 to request a free care consultation and home safety evaluation, and to learn more about our Walnut Creek senior home care and the communities we serve. Visit our Locations and Service Area page to see all of the areas we serve throughout Marin, Sonoma, Napa counties and the Tri-Valley.

One thought on “Incorporate These Safe Activities for Seniors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  1. Really helpful article! Agree with all your tips, especially about staying in touch. Being alone during such volatile times can be extremely stressful for seniors. That is why Zoom or Skype calls are a great idea.

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