Beat the Winter Blues with These Activities

Winter in central Ohio brings a number of beautiful sights, but the cold weather often leaves us searching for indoor activities to stay occupied.  

Below is a list of suggestions of activities if you’re looking to remain active throughout the winter months — whether at home or in your community. 

Learn Something New

Learning has no age limits, and the winter months are the perfect opportunity to learn a new hobby or skill. Continue your outdoor passions with indoor gardening, develop a new recipe to share with loved ones or create a new piece of artwork by attending a local art class. 

Read a Book

It’s important to spend time with a good book as seniors who read sleep better, enhance their decision-making skills and notice improvement in memory. Find time for the book you’ve been meaning to read or pick up one of our recommendations from your local library. If others are interested in what you’re reading, joining or starting a book club provides the perfect opportunity to connect with others over topics you find interesting. 

Play a Variety of Games

Between challenging puzzles with numerous pieces to exciting board games, there are a number of ways to keep your mind working throughout the changing seasons. Take time each day to complete a crossword puzzle in a newspaper, play a game of Scrabble or use your smartphone’s apps to improve cognition. 

Seek Out Exercise Opportunities 

Indoor exercise activities such as interactive video routines or simple stretching exercises are a great way to remain active without going outside. Along with these at-home suggestions, local community centers providing fitness classes and recreational activities are great for older adults looking to remain active and socialize with others. 

We hope you’ll consider these recommendations as you enjoy the changing seasons in the comfort of your own home.   


Curious to learn more about Friendship at Home? Give us a call with questions or concerns at (614) 734-2167.