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March 26, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 150

As a society, we tend to think that as our seniors age that they become hermits who prefer to stay inside rather than doing anything at all. As people live longer and longer we are beginning to see that this is not true. Seniors are continuously active parts in the community and continue their social lives as they age. This article will take a look at some of the things that seniors do in their social lives to show that they are still active, vital parts of our community. Before you judge what you think that seniors should be doing, you should hang out with them during their activities and see how much they have fun.

You would probably be surprised if you saw seniors at a happy hour drinking more than just a glass of wine right? Well, prepare to be amazed. There are all sorts of groups around the country that get together and have their own version of a happy hour. I have had the pleasure of joining my grandparents before at one of their happy hours. Like you, I judged it before I went and thought it would be boring. What I found was an energetic, fun loving group that was having a blast sitting around drinking with their friends. Just because you age, doesn't mean that you do not get to have fun.

Just because you age it doesn't mean that you can just let yourself go. That is why you will still see seniors getting out and being active. There are plenty of things that seniors can do for fun outside. If they are able, they can get out and exercise, garden, enjoy photography, or even paint. These are just a few examples of things that seniors might enjoy doing outside. Let the active seniors in your area be an inspiration. They have every excuse to let themselves go but they don't. So why should you?

Playing games is another thing that seniors like to play. Can you name any games that seniors typically enjoy? Sure, we hear all the time about the stereotypical games for seniors. Bridge, Bingo, Dominoes, and chess are just a few of the games that come to mind when we thing of things that seniors enjoy. These games allow seniors to continue to be active and social in their environment. They are also a great activity for them to keep their memory up.

As you can see there are plenty of things for seniors to do in their lives. As they age, they will actually just have more free time to do the things that they love to do. In fact, as we go to work and carry on our hectic lives, we should be jealous of their life of leisure. If you are worried about a senior in your life, then you can research your senior care options and discuss a future life plan with them together. A lot of times you will find that they are still active, healthy parts of their community and would prefer to live that way as long as they can. Growing old doesn't have to equal a boring life.

Julia McCartneyAssisted Living Seniors and Fun

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