5 Nourishing Hobbies to Pick Up This Season!November 02, 2020
We always love to learn new things! Here at Blue Harbor, part of our activities programming is designed to help residents try new creative hobbies or learn new skills. Continual learning is fun! Plus, did you know it helps keep our minds in tip-top shape, too? Win-win!
As the cozy fall and winter season settles in, let’s warm up at home with some nourishing new hobbies.
#1 Knitting and Crocheting!
Knitting and crocheting is so much fun! Plus, did you know that it can help with anxiety, too? That’s right; it is super meditative and helps to boost creativity. Try making a scarf, perhaps a blanket, or maybe even a winter hat. Learn all about the health benefits of crocheting on our blog, along with tips for how to get started!
Ah, what a lovely way to express ourselves and reminisce! Do you have lots of photos or fun magazines that you love? Or, perhaps you have saved postcards and newspaper clippings? Scrapbooking is a wonderful way to stay creative while preserving our happiest memories. Take a look at the benefits of scrapbooking for seniors, along with tips for how to launch into this lovely and creative new hobby.
The holiday season is a wonderful time to start getting into baking! Plus, cooking and baking can provide a very soothing sensory experience that can be especially therapeutic for those of us facing Alzheimer’s or dementia. Have you always wanted to make delicious cookies or maybe banana bread? Let’s do it! Get inspired by checking out these mouthwateringly delicious holiday baking recipes. Snow globe cheesecake? Yes, please!
Journaling is a wonderful activity that can really help us boost our creative expression all while easing the mind. Pick out your favorite new journal and a wonderful handpicked pen and let’s put pen to paper! Get fun journal prompts on our blog.
#5 Virtual Traveling!
Have you always wanted to see more of the world? Then you’re in luck! With technology nowadays, there are ways to virtually travel! Go to Japan or Hungary all from the comfort of your own home. Review our virtual travel tips here, and let us know on Facebook where you decided to visit!
If you have questions about how to get started on a new hobby, let your True Blue team know, and maybe we can even set up a group class designed just for the skill you want to learn! Happy learning and enjoy the cozy autumn weather today!
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