Four Fun Spring Activities for Seniors

Four Fun Spring Activities for Seniors

The leaves are beginning to change from a rich rouge or brown colour to a lush green,  and flowers are starting to blossom. The birds are starting to immigrate back from warmer climates. The evenings begin to draw in later and the sun has started to appear through the clouds. The spring season is upon us.

Spring is a time to reawaken our love of nature and adventure. As such, we have listed several things to do this spring that might seem like they are for kids only, however they are activities that can be enjoyed by all.

One of the most insightful and proactive Urmston care homes, Flixton Manor always approaches this time of year with our typical timbre for all that must be done to keep seniors happy and content throughout the season. But what of families with seniors? What spring activities can seniors indulge in? Let’s look at four fun activities ideal for seniors.


It’s time to get outside and enjoy the milder weather that will only become warmer as the days go on. Embrace spring in the garden as plants and flowers begin to bloom

Of course, it’s important for seniors to be dressed appropriately for any excursion. Wrapping up warm if the temperature is a mite chilly is paramount, as is wearing the correct footwear. Being aware of the surroundings and a senior’s physical limitations is also essential. However, there’s no reason why seniors in a wheelchair can’t still enjoy the feel the breeze on their cheeks or the colour and texture of the season when accompanied by an adult.

Watch a movie or read a book

If the rain is lashing the windowpanes or the wind is howling, there are few activities cosier than sitting in a warm room and becoming immersed in a great story. Watching a movie or reading a book can invoke feelings of contentment, nostalgia or empathy. A really good story has a transportive effect – and who doesn’t like to take a break from the reality of life, if only for a short time?

Thankfully, there’s a wealth of literary and cinematic stories stretching back hundreds of years for seniors, or anyone really, to enjoy. Creating a library of lovely movies or books will hardly have a drastic effect on budgetary care home costs.

Why not pick up a copy of Roman Holiday for a little nostalgia or The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for a little adventure and charm when the weather is less-than enchanting outside. Want to find a good read? Why not ask seniors what their favourite books are? Or, if you just want to grab a couple of titles, Call The Midwife by Jennifer Worth, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, or Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen all add a dash of escapism to seniors – or anyone’s lives.

Try Crafting

Long been a popular activity amongst people of all ages, crafting is especially popular for seniors. Don’t believe us? Multiple studies have discovered that undertaking arts and crafts is very beneficial to emotional health – for the young and old.

Perfect for anyone who suffers with chronic pain, anxiety or depression, crafting also eases stress, increases happiness and helps protect the brain from deteriorating. In one study of more than 3,500 knitters, 81% of respondents with depression reported feeling happy after knitting – and that’s just one activity!

As one of the most emotionally astute care homes in Manchester, Flixton Manor has long-championed crafting as a beneficial hobby. Any artistic senior can use their inherent creativity to create a wonderful fall wreath, create festive cards or pictures using paints, crate or tissue paper or felt tip pens and even those who don’t consider themselves artistic can have some fun experimenting with different crafts. Who knows, seniors might just uncover new talents!

Cook or Bake Festive Homemade Treats

There is nothing better than a bountiful harvest at the beginning of each season, and spring is no exception. From strawberries and asparagus to refreshing fruity drinks and colorful desserts, there are plenty of new recipe ideas to try this spring.

So, the only question that remains is which of these four fun autumn activities will you choose. Each is a great way to put a smile on senior’s faces come the spring.