Crafts for the Elderly are only Limited by the Imagination
Crafts for the Elderly
There's nothing worse than boredom. I don't like to be bored, and chances are you don't like to be bored either.
The same can apply to our elderly parents or grandparents. What did they do to occupy their time? There's got to be more to life than staring out the window, watching TV, or idling the hours away napping.
My elderly grandma, to my increasing alarm, spent increasing amounts of time just sitting in a chair, waiting it seemed, for anything to happen.
To combat this inactivity, I suggested a variety of crafts that we could start working on together. Crafts don't have to be complicated, expensive, or too involved. A quick visit to my local craft store gave me a plethora of ideas.
There were ornaments she could paint for holidays, beading crafts where she could make bracelets or necklaces for the grandchildren, a variety of scrapbooking ideas and even those fun latch hook rugs that were popular in the 70s and 80s.
From painting rocks to sensory crafts, creating terrariums, or even balloon twisting, crafts for the elderly are only limited by the imagination. Crafting engages the brain and enhances hand-eye coordination, attention to detail, and provides endless hours of enjoyment.
Switch around crafting ideas to provide extra stimulation for your elderly loved one's brain, which can help boost memory, focus, attention span, and reasoning skills.