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21st Oct 2022
9 Fun Activities For Seniors With Limited Mobility

9 Fun Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility

Senior citizens with limited mobility may feel trapped and bored if they can’t get out and explore the world around them. As a result, loneliness leads to depression and other mental health issues. Luckily, plenty of outdoor activities for people with limited mobility are easy to enjoy.                          

Here are nine of the best activities for seniors with limited mobility:

1. Work in the backyard

You can do several activities around your yard that will allow you to maintain your physical and mental health. Here are some ideas: 

  • Organise family photos or other mementos 
  • Create art projects using any supplies you have lying around 
  • Soak up the sun by reading, drawing, or sipping lemonade on a porch rocker 
  • Collect rainwater for use in other tasks 
  • Cooking time outdoors on a grill or over an open fire
  • Feed wild birds from your windowsill

2. Visit public spaces

Here are unique activities for seniors that might help!

  • Go on a stroll: A walk in the park is an excellent way to get some fresh air and enjoy nature. Be mindful not to overexert yourself, and consult your doctor if your symptoms worsen while walking. Walking also burns calories, which is a bonus!
  • Get social: Interacting with friends and family can be therapeutic. Invite them to play games, chat over tea, or maybe listen to music together on the porch.
  • Visit a museum: If you’re feeling up to it, visiting a museum is another great way to stay active. Wheelchairs are usually available at most museums, but be sure to call ahead, so they know what kind of wheelchair assistance they will need before your visit.

3. Gardening

Gardening is one of the few hobbies where children, teens, adults, and seniors share the same interest. It is therapeutic because it requires physical activity, such as weeding and planting, while simultaneously producing positive feelings through creating beauty around you.

4. Walking in nature

For seniors, walking can, in essence, be a therapeutic activity. It enables seniors to engage in physical activity, decrease stress and negative emotions, and improve their heart health. There are numerous ways to experience and enjoy the outdoors. You can hike along a secluded creek or walk through meadows with wildflowers in areas where it is safe to do so. If you live near a beach or other water feature, walking along the shoreline can be enjoyable and is a great way to use a moderate amount of your energy.

5. Learning new skills

A group of senior citizens in England have started a club that knits squares to create quilts, challenging the perception that seniors are unproductive. In doing so, this club has also developed many therapeutic activities for seniors. Working together can be especially beneficial because some seniors may find it challenging to maintain friendships or work independently in the long term.

6. Cooking

Cooking is a great way to keep both the mind and body active. When cooking or baking, seniors can focus and improve their motor skills. Baking and cooking are wholly immersive experiences for seniors, engaging all the senses with complimentary physical movements. Thus, they also stimulate the body and brain in the right manner in old age.

7. Art & Craft

Painting or drawing is a therapeutic activity that many seniors enjoy. Whether your artwork is sketches, paintings, doodles, collages, or any other form of art and craft, you can feel the weight of the world lift off your shoulders as you work on your masterpiece. We have found painting incredibly therapeutic because it is pretty tricky, and there are limitless options to paint anything imaginable – it challenges your mind while keeping you stimulated. Scrapbooking is an excellent art and craft activity for seniors.

8. Visiting friends and family

Visiting friends and family is one of the most rewarding things, but it may be difficult if you have limited mobility. You don’t have to go outside or to the grocery store to get fresh air and spend timewith those who matter most. The first thing you need is comfortable clothing that won’t restrict your movement, a comfy chair, and access to sunlight if possible.

9. Fun activities in the home

It is so important to stay active and to do fantastic activities. Seniors can do many fun and simple craft activities at home without expensive supplies or hard work. These ideas can be therapeutic too.  You’ll feel much better after doing an activity that engages both sides of your brain. Make sure to keep challenging your mind.



Explore your good time environment without restriction, and don’t limit yourself to indoor spaces. The outdoors are vast and beautiful, from deserts to meadows. The memories you make with friends will be priceless. Our senior home provides the best help, such as in-home care and hourly doctor visits.


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1. Promote good grooming and hygiene
2. Prevent bedsores
3. Regularly change your bed linens 
4. Ensure good nutrition
5. Craft a comfortable environment 
6. Employ Patience and Empathy 
7. Seek help when you need it
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2. Favouring self-care
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2. Get an education
3. Indulge in a hobby (or three) 
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6. Set new fitness goals
7. Mentor others