Getting the opportunity to express ourselves through creative, hands-on activities is important. Creative self-expression can help aging seniors feel a sense of purpose in life, as well as give them a chance to share their creative inspiration with friends and peers in their active adult community.
A sense of purpose is something sought by all human beings, and the case is no different as we age. For seniors, especially ones who have spent the majority of their lives taking care of their family or defined by a career, uncertainty about one’s life purpose can emerge. Taking part in arts, crafts, and even simple hobbies or creative endeavors can help seniors regain a sense of self in their newfound environment.
Engaging in artistic activities throughout every stage of life can help with:
- Bolstering problem-solving skills
- Increasing one’s overall sense of satisfaction
- Developing a sense of pride in creating something
- Finding joy in the process and not solely the results
- Hand-eye coordination
- Cognitive abilities
- Achieving better health and overall well-being
- Self-esteem and social bonding
Engaging the Senses Through Senior Living Activities & Crafts
Art, crafts, and creative activities that help engage the more tactile of the senses can be an excellent way for aging seniors to engage and experience life in new and exciting ways. The simple acts of fingerprinting, sewing, or working with clay all involve touching, smelling, and feeling things. This is especially healing for our memory care residents, as these tactile, sensory-stimulating activities can help create new pathways of communication and means of social interaction for those who need them most.
A Senior Activities Program that Values Creative Expression
Whether a resident is in independent living, assisted living, or memory care, we offer a host of daily activities that are designed to keep seniors happy, engaged, and creatively inspired! Packed with senior-friendly options like needlework, sewing, cork creations, and rotating arts and crafts classes, our Windsor activities program offers residents several ways to stay engaged with the community and find new meaning in unexpected ways. Plus, it’s a great way to bond with other residents.
Building Community Through Art at Windsor Senior Living
Along with the mental and physical benefits that can result from regular crafts projects and art-making, creating art with others helps to build community. Thanks to a team of dedicated caregivers and activities coordinators, lasting friendships and a sense of community built through crafts and art is exactly what our active senior living community is all about.
To learn more about our activities or senior lifestyle programs, feel free to reach out to one of our senior advisors. By scheduling a tour, you can experience one of our many activities firsthand! We hope to see you soon, and happy crafting!
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