The purpose of group therapy activities for seniors
Group therapy activities for seniors can be an effective therapeutic tool. Occupational therapy activities can help boost physical and cognitive abilities. This can help improve movement functionality and memory. The purpose of group therapy for the elderly is to help certain daily tasks become less challenging; focusing on helping people with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability. As we help you to remain in your own home for as long as possible.
An occupational therapist accesses the individual to help improve their autonomy or to adapt with issues relating to disabilities they are dealing with. They can help with the daily routine as tasks may become more complicated due to limited physical activities. As well as addressing issues, occupational therapy activities can help seniors to improve their quality of life.
Group therapy activities for the elderly
There are many fun therapeutic activities seniors can do to be more active. Improving our overall health and happiness is very important. As we age, some tasks become more difficult but mental and physical stimulation is vital. This will help prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
At ADACare, we specialise in occupational therapy group activities for the elderly, keeping you active and around peers. These include low impact exercises to walking clubs. We want you to feel stronger and move better, improving your quality of life.
Pet therapy is interacting with animals to help improve physical and mental issues. The purpose of pet therapy is to help someone cope with health problems or a mental disorder. It can also help lower stress levels, lower blood pressure and even help improve social skills.
Low impact exercises are vital to improve your overall health. As well as physical improvements, exercising can also help with your mental health and mood. Lowering the risk of type II diabetes and lowering blood pressure as well as helping you meet other people with similar interests in group exercise classes.
Spending time outdoors and around nature can help with your physical and mental health. It is also a great social group activity to improve joint movement and flexibility. Having a change of scenery from visiting the botanical gardens to feeding ducks at the park are great ways to get out of the house and be more active.
Playing games such as Sudoku, Chess or Backgammon can help relieve anxiety and stress. These games can help with memory retention and concentration. Plus, games can be great fun to compete with peers.
Another great group therapy activity for seniors is taking part in a book club. Grab your friends, share some food and drink and lead the discussions. This is a great activity for socialising and memory retention whilst discussing the latest books.
At ADACare, we want to help you remain as independent as possible whilst enjoying the life you choose. To find out more about occupational therapy, simply contact us today.