When individuals are facing retirement, they may struggle with the change when it comes to the pace of their lives. Most of them would have been working or running a business for many years and thus were used to waking up early and being busy throughout the day. When they retire, they may suddenly find themselves having nothing to do. This can lead to boredom and in serious cases, even stress.
There are many ways in which you can help your loved one overcome boredom. Here are some great game ideas that you can keep your loved one busy with.
Card games such as poker or solitaire have been in existence for many decades and are highly popular. One of the reasons for their popularity is that they can be played anywhere and at any time. They require very little input and are highly entertaining. Many people have reservations about card games due to their association with gambling but this does not need to be the case. Card games can be played for fun and do not need to involve betting.
This is another category of games that has been around for centuries. They range from scrabble to chess and Monopoly among others. Like card games, they do not require expensive gear and can be played anywhere. Another benefit of card games is that they help to sharpen mental functions. This means that not only is your loved one engaged but they also get to minimize any risks of memory loss and other brain conditions.
Jigsaw puzzles involve putting small pieces together to form a large picture. The complexity of any jigsaw puzzle depends on the number of pieces that one has to put together as well as the final picture that is being created. Unlike board games, jigsaw puzzles can be played by one player or can involve multiple players. Like board games, these puzzles can be played almost anywhere where there is a flat surface.
There are many different types of sports that your loved one can undertake. They range from sedentary activities such as bowling to active sports such as swimming and tennis. Regardless of which sport your loved one takes up, there are great benefits that can be derived from such physical activity. Your loved one gets a great physical workout while at the same gets to enjoy the company of his or her peers. Outdoor games also help to improve mental functions, thus minimizing the occurrence of disorders such as memory loss.
Why Choose Lakeside At Mallard Landing?
Here at Lakeside At Mallard Landing, your loved ones will get to participate in many fun and exciting games and quizzes, and other communal activities with other residents. Our senior living community is served by experts with a wealth of experience. Our residency packages include features such as Rent Lock, which enables you to enjoy a fixed rent rate for three years if you decide to live in our independent living community.