If you have a senior loved one living in an assisted living facility and you are preparing for a visit, there are some activities you should plan during your visit. According to the University of Chicago, 75% of people 57-85 participate in social activities at least once a week. Many seniors living in an assisted living facility have a full calendar of social activities every week. Here are five activities the entire family can participate in at an assisted living facility.
1. Join the Arts and Crafts Fun
Many senior living facilities schedule arts and crafts, classes, and games that can be fun for the whole family. Contact the administration office before your visit to learn the rules for participating in these arts and crafts classes and activities. You may have to pay a small fee for each family member, but the memories you make will be worth the cost.
2. Visit the Dining Hall Together
Every senior living facility has a dining hall. Go together as a family to sample some of the delicious fares. A family-style meal in the dining hall is a great way to spend quality time together. It is also a great way to save some money. Typically meals for family members are very low priced. However, don’t let the price fool you; the food is delicious.
3. Exercise Together
Every senior living facility offers exercise opportunities. Some facilities have complete gyms, others have pools or walking trails. No matter what, there is always a way to exercise. Get the whole family involved in a workout. It will help to burn off some of the calories from the dining hall.
4. Participate In Any Tours
You may find opportunities for shopping or touring together at your loved one’s senior assisted living facility. Ask about any upcoming tours to learn whether family members can tag along and if there is any cost associated.
5. Spend a Day Exploring
Take your senior loved one out for the day and explore the area. There are always fun things to do. You can visit a zoo, a museum, a park, or a shop. There are plenty of ways to spend the day. Do your research before your visit.
Socialization is great for the mind, body, and spirit. Make plans to visit your senior loved one and plan a full itinerary of things to do. To learn more about our assisted living facility, give our team at DeSoto Palms Assisted Living Community a call today.