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Tuesday, Aug. 25th 2020

Elderly Long Term Care Activities Seniors Can Do With Children

Elderly long term care in Kansas City is always looking for ways to provide emotionally enriching interactions between seniors and children. Now that children are returning to school and going back to their daily routines, doing things together evenings and weekends occasionally can be especially positive for both the elderly and their younger counterparts for maintaining important connections while promoting mutual learning from each other.

A recent study found that children have negative feelings and misconceptions about older adults. Knowing this provides an important incentive for elderly long term care to keep residents active, informed and engaged by spending quality time with children. With that in mind, here are some simple ways elderly long term care residents at Clover Care Home in Kansas City can enjoy spending time with young people.

teens with grandparents playing on a tabletElectronic Games. While some seniors might be intimidated by Smartphones, tablets and Wii game consoles, most children are very adept, and seniors who are willing to give them a try can also get a lot of enjoyment out of them. In fact, the child could even teach the adult how they work. There are tons of games that are relatively easy for both seniors and children to play together.

 

arts and crafts with grandparentsArts & Crafts. This is always a popular activity at elderly long term care in Kansas City and can bring out the kid in most people. Kids and adults can make keepsakes to remind them of a special day. Searching on Pinterest or Google to find a wide variety of amazing projects that can help seniors connect with young friends and family members.

 

cooking and baking with grandmotherCooking & Baking. Working together to prepare simple recipes is a great way for seniors to share their wisdom and interact with their grandchildren, and most young people enjoy being in the kitchen. Plus, it’s a great way to teach them measurements and math and even the littlest ones love to give the batter a stir.

 

children reading with grandparentsReading Together. Whether it’s sharing the newest children’s books or the classics, reading can be an enjoyable time for young people and residents of elderly long term care in Kansas City. For the sight-impaired, children who are old enough can read to seniors; plus it helps to improve children’s reading skills.

 

teens with grandparents lunch dateLunch Date. Teenagers who drive can take their elderly friends or family members out to lunch at a favorite restaurant during the weekend, or share a special meal or snack at the elderly long term care residence in Kansas City. Most facilities offer a wide variety of food on the menu and ice cream is often a staple.

 

elderly-long-term-care-childrenNature Outing. For people of any age, spending time outdoors enjoying nature is one of the most healthy things to do. Going on short walks around the grounds are ideal, especially for younger children who might get bored or restless during long periods of time. They can enjoy looking at birds, trees and asking questions about their surroundings.

There are many other ways that elderly long term care in Kansas City can promote stronger relationships between aging adults and young people. Keep in mind, sometimes it’s perfectly okay to just simply sit and be together. Exposing children to seniors throughout their life can do wonders for young and old alike. If you don’t have an older relative to spend time with, consider regular visits to an elderly long term care residence in Kansas City. Children can make important connections that will impact them throughout their life, and it will help enhance the seniors’ life as well.

Clover Care Home elderly long term residence in Kansas City goes above and beyond to find ways to improve their residents’ lives. If you would like to speak with an administrator or visit our facility, get in touch today by calling 913-991-2605 or Email: melanie@clovercarehomes.com.


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