To Top

Activities for Ill Older Person

My mom, age 83, recently was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She was a pretty terrific artist, but now can not concentrate for any length of time so can no longer do her arts and crafts. She is very bored at home just watching TV with the home aide (who does not drive). I have suggested reading, writing, sculpting, and surfing the internet, none appeal to her. She does not have a lot of stamina and is easily frustrated. Any ideas of things to keep her mind engaged?

Ad

By Barbara N

We are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun in February! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

December 27, 20140 found this helpful

I do not know where your mother lives so cannot offer specific possibilities. However, many cities and towns have very popular and successful senior centers that offer arts, exercize, quilting, ceramics, etc. Many even have a mini-bus service to and from the center. There are also adult education classes offered in many areas.

You might investigate the possibilities and available transportation services in your mother's area.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad
December 27, 20140 found this helpful

Additional information I meant to add-your mother could also benefit being with other seniors who may difficulties themselves. These senior centers offer excellent opportunities for social interaction your mother may not have and need just sitting at home.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Active Older Man
Entertainment and Activities for Older Adults
Categories
Entertainment AdviceDecember 27, 2014
Guides
Seniors participating in a stretching class
Activities for a Deaf and Blind Person
Man pushing woman in a wheelchair against a beautiful view.
Activities for a Person With MS
A proud hen strutting outside.
Hen Not Laying Eggs
Senior man weaving a basket
Activities for an Assisted Living Facility
More
😎
Summer Ideas!
🎆
Fourth of July Ideas!
👔
Father's Day Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/06/19 11:43:00 in 3 secs.
Loading Something Awesome!