Elderly Care in Wake Forest NC
August 8th brings us an enjoyable holiday with a fun rhyme: 8/8 (August 8th) is the Date to Create! Being creative can help people of all ages to fight off stress, depression, anxiety, and boredom. For these reasons, it is especially important for seniors who are often at risk for these feelings. Being creative can help seniors to find more joy in their days and it can even help them to boost their self-esteem. This year on the Date to Create, why not encourage your senior loved one to try out a creative activity? Perhaps it will be one that they haven’t done in a long time or one that it is completely new to them. Either way, it can be a fun and enjoyable experience that they just may discover that they will want to do more frequently. Read on for some fun ways you can help your senior loved one to be creative this August 8th.
Start a Scrapbook
Scrapbooking is a creative activity that many people enjoy since it is a celebration of personal memories and stories. Scrapbooks can become wonderful keepsake items, as well, which can be shared with grandchildren and other family members. Encourage your loved one to start a scrapbook this Date to Create by gathering some favorite family photos and some other art supplies such as stickers, labels, borders, and more. In addition to arranging the photographs in a creative way, encourage your loved one to write a little bit about each photo and the memories they have. Making a scrapbook is a wonderful way to preserve memories and it is a fun activity to get lost in for hours and hours!
Try a New Craft
Has your loved one shown a desire to make a new craft? Maybe your loved one is interested in crafting something that can be useful around the home. Craft projects can be engaging and fun and they instill a sense of pride when completed. Help your loved one to choose a great craft project and then help them complete it on the Date to Create. Some ideas include a closet organizer, a container garden, window treatments/shades, or a cozy bed for a pet.
Painting can be fun, relaxing, and a great stress reliever even for those who do not have formal training in art. Get some paints and some canvases and spend the afternoon with your loved one painting and creating!