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Fun Activities for Senior People

Author: Debosree Majumder
by Debosree Majumder
Posted: Feb 25, 2022

Many of us settle abroad or move to other cities for better job prospects and in this process, our beloved aging parents are left alone. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t enjoy their life and be happy and healthy.

Today, I am going to discuss some fun activities for senior people to help them lead a healthy and happy life. You can also hire a professional caregiver for your loved ones from an elder care service in Kolkata to assist your loved ones with their daily chores and also to provide them company.

Let us have a close look at some of the fun activities that our loved ones can engage themselves in to remain happy and relaxed


Gardening is a nice and stimulating hobby which can be enjoyed by anybody, irrespective of their age. Who doesn’t want a garden full of beautiful flowers and plants spreading sweet fragrance and colors of joy everywhere? I guess we all like it. Gardening gives elderly people the joy of connecting to "Nature". It can help to put their mind to work with a goal and a to-do feel- list for growing a beautiful garden. Apart from looking nice and spreading joy, gardening also has health benefits which are good for us and especially for our beloved seniors who often feel that they aren’t capable of doing anything fruitful anymore. So getting them involved in "gardening" can help to bring back their self-esteem. With each work they do in the garden like tilling, planting saplings, nurturing and harvesting plants they gain more self-confidence and new energy. Gardening involves various works like digging, planting new seedlings, nurturing which require movement. It would help our senior members to keep their hearts ticking healthily. It also helps in preventing diseases like osteoporosis in older people.


Baking is a very good and fun-filled hobby that senior people can take up. They can enroll themselves in bakery courses or can follow YouTube for baking delicious cakes, muffins, cookies and the best part is they can get to try some lip-smacking food items.

Also, if our beloved seniors have a passion for cooking they can start experimenting with various dishes from the world. Starting from Bengali’s Favorite "Kosha Mangsho" to Italians favorite Pasta, they can start cooking any dish they love. This will help them to keep boredom and loneliness at bay and make them happy and engaged and on top of that, they can gorge on some mouthwatering dishes.


Painting is a very beautiful activity that senior people can opt for. If your parents have a knack for painting, encourage them. They can also start taking painting courses if they want to. Be it oil, acrylic, or watercolor medium, painting is a great pastime and it will help them to remain stress-free. They can also take up activities like making creative jewelry, wall hangings, stone carvings, and many more. There are many options available to choose from creative ideas for hobbies to make seniors happy.


A book is a person’s best friend. Be it novels, short stories, comics our beloved seniors can choose any book according to their likings. With a cup brimming with hot coffee or tea they can sit at their favorite corner of the room to enjoy the reading sessions.

Going Outside:

Senior people love going for morning or evening walks. If senior members of your family won’t have any serious mobility issues then spending some time outside in the fresh is not only good for their health but meeting with different people will help them to make new friends with whom they can spend time relaxing and enjoying. If your loved ones stay in a senior living home, they arrange short trips, day trips, movie nights, book club meetings, religious discussions to make senior people feel stress-free and happy.

Last but not least if you live abroad or in other cities make sure to talk with your parents daily. This will make them feel happy and valued in their life.

These are some of the fun activities for seniors that will keep them engaged and happy.

About the Author

Debosree is a professional writer working in the Senior Care Field for quite a long time. She has written many informative blogs and articles on the senior care facilities that are available. He has a great reader base.

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Author: Debosree Majumder

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