The month of January is International Creativity Month! In honor of this, the new year calls for some creative new activities. One such creative activity goal might be to get into some art. Art has been shown to help improve the lives of seniors. It can lower loneliness and depression, boost dexterity, and also aid in improving cognitive functions. Plus, it’s fun to do and can give the artist a sense of accomplishment and pride in their work. So let’s get the creative juices flowing this month with some great activities that you can do with every member of the family!
Making flower centerpieces can be an easy and beautiful way to spruce up your dinner table. Start by getting a plain vase that can either be decorated either by paint or stickers or anything else you would like to put on it. Then, all you need are an assortment of flowers (real or fake) that you can place in the vase in any kind of way you would like.
There are a few different methods you can try with painting. Finger painting would be a fun activity to do with even the youngest members of the family. The other options could be watercolor, oil, and acrylic to name a few. You also do not have to limit your painting to paper. Other possible items to paint could paint rocks, woods, or any other object that could use some color. You can even look for a painting class near you if you want some experienced guidance in your paint projects.
Creating a scrapbook can be a great way to showcase your favorite pictures and memories in a beautiful and artistic way. Making your own custom framing around the photos, adding stickers, drawings, or gluing small objects such as jewels or flowers to the pages are just some ideas of what to include.
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Getting creative is not only limited to art! You could also get creative in possibly incorporating more healthy eating options into your diet or seeking out new ways to exercise more in your daily life!
With any activity, it is important to make sure you stay safe. BlueStar SeniorTech offers many solutions to keep you and your loved ones Safe, Healthy, & Connected. Learn more by visiting us online or call a product specialist today at (800) 300-1724, option 1.