Perfect Books for Seniors and Older Adults

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There are countless good reasons to read. It’s relaxing; it’s portable. Reading is an excellent form of mental stimulation, and you can be transported to new worlds or back to yesteryear. Reading informs, educates, and delights. It’s never too late to get back into reading. We’ll look at books on aging and dementia, suggest a few great fiction reads, and offer tips for reading aloud to seniors.

Books for Seniors with Dementia

Depending on the state of dementia, older people may still be able to enjoy reading books. Look for books with large print to relieve eye strain. In the case of more advanced memory issues, short stories, letters from family, news articles, or magazine articles are great alternatives to longer forms of reading.

Picture books are another excellent reading option for those with dementia. Choose subjects the senior is familiar with and has a passion for. Board-style books are a perfect choice for seniors with dexterity or grip issues.

A Bevy of Blue: Picture Book for Dementia Patients by Emma Rose Sparrow has beautiful photos featuring the color blue. Part of a series that includes different levels for those at varying stages of memory loss. A Bevy of Blue is level 2 good which focuses on photos but with sparse text.

To learn about other types of books for seniors, including books about aging, work-your-brain books and fiction, CLICK HERE.

The Best Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors

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Older adults have valuable life experiences, and retirement is an opportune time for seniors to give back by sharing what they have learned.

Senior volunteers can be assets to any project, organization, or initiative, and the agreement is beneficial for both sides. From physical activities to sharing knowledge in a variety of settings, retirees have plenty of options for volunteering, and just need to know where to look.

Life Care Services® has compiled a list of top volunteer opportunities for seniors, and we’ll go over why volunteering for seniors is important. To view the list, CLICK HERE.

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You’re Never Too Old to Have a Hobby – The Best Retirement Hobbies

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If you’ve retired from a full-time job, you suddenly have 40-60 hours of time previously filled with working, commuting and eating lunch with co-workers. Some retirees use their newfound time to check stuff off their to-do list. But after you’ve seen the sights, visited relatives, caught up on your reading list and got your house in order, what’s next?

Many seniors may pick up a hobby or dive more deeply into an existing one. But what if you don’t have a hobby or are tired of the ones you have? A hobby is defined as a pleasurable activity you regularly do during your leisure time. By that definition, anything you enjoy qualifies. Still at a loss?

To learn about the many benefits of hobbies for mental health as well as your emotional, social and physical well-being, CLICK HERE.

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15 Assisted Living Activities Anyone Can Enjoy

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If you think moving to an assisted living community means slowing down, think again. You can slow down if you want to, but communities are bursting with activities for seniors in assisted living. Community events are great opportunities to spend time with friends and share more than just a meal. Good activity directors ensure programs are interesting and varied. You can participate as much or as little as you please, but if you want to keep busy, you’ll never be bored.

Social Lives Flourish at The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island

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Situated on Hilton Head’s Intracoastal Waterway, The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island offers quintessential coastal living for uncompromising seniors. From the moment visitors drive down its tree-lined drive, it’s apparent that The Bayshore community is exceptional. Once they pass through the front door, they experience what The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island is known for: being extraordinary. Read More