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How to Keep Busy When Staying Inside

As nice as getting outside for a walk or to go to the grocery store may be, indoor activities can be just as fun and relaxing! Especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we all need ideas to keep us entertained inside even though it may not be ideal. To help you enjoy the time you spend inside, the team at Streamside Assisted Living came up with a few ideas; read below to find some inspiration!

Write to your Friends

Although you may have friends and family that visit your assisted living community often, some will be too far for a regular check in. A fun idea is to begin writing letters or sending emails to your dearest friends to check in and stay in touch! Not only is it nice to hear from those closest to you, but it keeps your mind active as well. By doing this, it makes staying inside that much more worthwhile!

Create a Scrapbook

A great way to enjoy down time is to begin working on your own scrapbook. After accumulating photos over the years, it is finally time to put them all in one place for you and your loved ones to enjoy. There are many tips for creating scrapbooks online, but you have the ability to customize it however you want! Despite just being a relaxing arts and crafts activity for you to enjoy, it is a great gift to pass down your family tree so your great grandchildren can see their history all in one book!

Enjoy a Puzzle

As a senior, this is a time in your life where you can enjoy the little activities you have always wanted to do like puzzles, crosswords, and other games. As well as being a fun and time consuming project, puzzles exercise the fingers and mind as you try to fit all of the pieces together.

Inside Exercises

Just because you can’t get outside and enjoy a nice walk doesn’t mean you have to be a couch potato either! There are multiple different ideas for indoor exercises, including; indoor chores, yoga, balance exercises, resistance training, and more according to this health blog for seniors. It is very critical that you continue to stay as active as you can while staying inside to keep up your strength along with your mental health.

There are countless different types of indoor activities you can take part in during your free time, but these four are some of the most popular and entertaining ones there are. The coronavirus pandemic has unfortunately consumed much of our lives since last January, which is why we must prevail through these wild times and stay as active as we can. Come to Streamside Assisted Living for more tips and tricks on how to stay active while being indoors, we would love to have you stay with us!

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