There are many senior citizens who are struggling with boredom right now. Some of it has to do with the Covid-19 pandemic. However, some of it has to do with retirement and everyone else just being so busy in life. If your elderly loved one is bored a lot of the time, there are ways that they can kick boredom out of their life. Maybe, you or home care assistance providers can help your elderly loved one with these things, too.
One activity/task that can take up quite a bit of time is going through clothes. If your elderly loved one has a lot of clothes, this might take days or weeks to fully go through them all. They can start by organizing all their clothes into different piles – socks, underwear, short-sleeve shirts, etc. Then, they can take one of those piles and go through the clothes. They should have a keep, get rid of, and sell pile. If there are things that should just be thrown away, that should be done, too.
Is your elderly loved one a reader? Maybe, it has been awhile since they read a lot of novels, but they still like to read when they pick up a book. If this is the case, one of the ways that they can fight off boredom is to read a new novel or book. It could even be a book they read in the past and really enjoyed. Maybe, you could even read it too, so they can discuss the book with you. Their home care providers may do this, as well.
Watching New Movies
When was the last time your elderly loved one just sat down and watched a movie? If it has been quite some time, it could be fun for them to get some popcorn and choose a movie to watch. Movies are generally between 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes long. There are potentially thousands of movies that your elderly loved one might like to watch. If there ever was a boredom kicker that works well for senior citizens, this could be it.
Has your elderly loved one been bored recently? If so, now would be a good time to help them make a list of things that can help to fight off that boredom and prevent it later on, too. The options mentioned here today are a good start. If your elderly loved one is still bored while doing these activities, it may be because they don’t want to do them alone. If that is the case, you or a home care assistance provider can take part in the activities with them.