Just because your loved one is growing older doesn’t mean that they can’t have fun by taking part in a variety of games and activities. Games can be a great way of stimulating your loved ones mind, as well as keeping them active.
Elder One Stop has outlined a number of games that your loved one can enjoy with their family and friends.
Fact or Fiction
Best suited to be played in groups, fact or fiction requires one person to read around a number of abnormal statements or pieces of trivia and the participants need to identify whether it’s true or not.
What I loved to do as a child
Because your loved one has lived an eventful life, it’s likely that they will have some interesting stories to share. For this activity, go around the room and have each person talk about their favourite hobby as a child. There’s a lot of variety that could be added to this activity, on other occasions they could talk about their favourite hobby, holiday and more.
The Price is Right
Similar to the television show, in this game the goal is for contestants to guess the price of each item (or multiple). You can buy items yourself or assigned a dollar value to objects around the house. If you choose to purchase items, they could also double as a gift for whoever guesses the correct amount.
Name that song
If your loved one is a fan of music they’re bound to enjoy this game. Conduct some research on the artists and music that they would have grown up around and listened to as an adult. To play the game, play a portion of the song before stopping and asking your loved one or another participant to make an attempt at guessing the name of it. If you’re having trouble finding music, searching a particular artist on Youtube should yield results.
Whether it’s with their friends or family, there are a number of games that your loved one can enjoy. Try out different activities and find which ones they enjoy the most. In doing so, you will provide an avenue for your loved one to receive frequent enjoyment and socialise with others.
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