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Activities: Sharing activities with your elderly loved one

Activities: Sharing activities with your elderly loved one

Activities: Sharing activities with your elderly loved one

Sharing activities with your elderly loved one should be a joy. We, at Gold Age Australia, understand that visiting family at aged care facilities requires time and energy. So you may be asking yourselves the following questions. “What types of activity could we do together on visiting days?”. “Which activities are fun, interactive and engaging for the whole family?”. “Where can I find information on some of the best activities to engage in with my loved one?”.

Firstly, from our experience and research we’ve found that exercising has numerous benefits. For example for the physical, cognitive and emotional health of the elderly. Therefore, with this in mind, we’ve developed some physical activity ideas. Furthermore, we believe they will suit families of all ages and sizes. And also for all physical abilities and limitations.

Balloon Toss

This game involves inflating a balloon and passing it to each other! You can pass it by throwing or kicking the balloon. As a result, everyone will be exercising the muscles of the upper and lower limbs! This is fun and beneficial for families of all ages!

Basketball

Who’s the basketball pro in your family? Borrow our basketball hoop and a ball and take some shots with your loved one to find out! This engaging game can be lots of fun for everyone.

Quoits

Have a go at tossing rings with our quoits! The set can be moved to different heights to exercise various muscles of the upper limbs. This game is definitely worth a try. Furthermore it is a great opportunity for cognitive and motor skill development!

Soccer

Soccer can play a great role in strengthening the muscles of the lower limbs. Have some fun by kicking a ball around with the family!

Sorting game

Borrow our light-weighted balls and sort them into colours with your elderly loved one! The different coloured balls are sensory stimulating. Also, they are easy to lift and move. This is a great activity for grandchildren to be involved in!

Volleyball

Bring along some string for a net and play volleyball with the family! This interactive game can be a fantastic way to improve coordination and balance. 

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This blog is intended to provide helpful advice. Please speak with your family GP for personalised information or, for specialist advice & support in Melbourne Australia, contact GOLD AGE AUSTRALIA on enquiries@goldage.com.au / 1800 GOLDAGE (1800 465 324) / Overseas Callers call +61 (03) 9836 9507

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