Elderly Entertainment And The Benefits Of Interaction
As we get older, it is all too easy to stop socializing and retreat into a limited social network. However, doing so has drawbacks on seniors, both cognitive and emotional. It is important that life remains fun and uplifting. That’s why, at Fairview Adult Day Care in Brooklyn, we run a full program of elderly entertainment and activities.
Interacting with others and socializing makes people feel good and encourages a positive outlook. It can also have very real physical effects, both on our mind and body.
The cognitive effects of interaction
Interacting with peers and staff helps to keep our seniors’ minds sharp. Several studies show a very clear link between socializing and the maintenance of healthy cognitive function.
This is especially important for seniors with dementia. Exercising the brain in fun ways is a simple way to keep the mind active. Listening to music, being around people talking, or just completing a small task all require interpretive strategies.
The physical effects of interaction
Mental stimulation has knock-on effects on seniors’ physical health too. Studies have shown that regular interaction with peers, family, friends, and care staff can actively lower blood pressure levels.
Being social also helps people to cope with stress and anxiety. Both of which have very tangible effects on our health. Elderly entertainment programs create an easy and enjoyable way for seniors to reap the rewards of socializing.
Elderly entertainment: What’s involved?
Elderly entertainment can be many things. It could entail completing a puzzle with a member of our staff or playing a game of cards with other seniors. Or even having a cup of tea and a biscuit with a friend.
Tasks, such as making jewelry, are very popular. As too are concerts and singing. Pet therapy is another well-known aspect of elderly entertainment. This is a huge hit with our residents who love petting and talking to the animals who come to visit — and, of course, the pet owners, too!
Socializing and entertainment in Russian
One language that a lot of our seniors speak is Russian. Elderly entertainment in Russian has proven to be a big hit with our seniors. Everyone enjoys listening to famous Russian songs and tunes. Not to mention a costume here or there. Cognitive benefits aside, it’s also just a lot of fun to let loose and sing and dance in one’s mother tongue!
At Fairview Adult Day Care Center in Brooklyn, we take elderly entertainment and having fun very seriously. We know that there are multiple physical benefits and bonuses that come hand in hand with socializing. We’re also proud to offer activities and entertainment in our clients’ native language.
If you or your loved one is a Russian speaker looking for an enjoyable yet professional place in Brooklyn, please get in touch with us or drop by and visit us. We offer a full range of therapies, help with social services, and, of course, a lot of fun and lighthearted elderly entertainment activities.