How to Keep Seniors Engaged and Active Through Hobbies

Many seniors find themselves with a lot of free time on their hands, but not much motivation or energy to do something productive. This is where hobbies come in. Hobbies are a great way for seniors to stay engaged, active, and connected to the world around them. They can help them stay socially active, as well as mentally and physically engaged. But what kind of hobbies should seniors pursue? Let’s take a look at some of the best hobbies for seniors.


Gardening is an excellent hobby for seniors because it provides them with both physical and mental benefits. Not only does gardening require physical activity—from digging and weeding to planting and harvesting—but it also helps boost cognitive functions like problem-solving and decision-making. Gardening also provides social benefits, since it gives seniors an opportunity to interact with other gardeners in their community or even just family members that they work with in the garden. Plus, the end result of all that hard work is a beautiful garden full of flowers, vegetables, or whatever else they want!

Arts & Crafts

Arts & crafts are another great hobby for seniors since they provide mental stimulation while allowing creativity to flow freely. From painting and drawing to pottery and quilting, there are plenty of options when it comes to arts & crafts activities that seniors can explore. Arts & crafts also provide a great way for seniors to stay connected with family members; grandparents can pass down their knowledge of crafting techniques or create art pieces together with grandchildren for special occasions like birthdays or holidays. The possibilities are endless!


For those who prefer more cerebral activities, reading and writing are great ways for seniors to engage their minds without putting too much strain on their bodies. Reading books can help stimulate cognitive functioning by challenging the brain with new words, ideas, stories, etc., while writing can help express thoughts and feelings that may be difficult to talk about out loud. And if reading isn’t your thing? Try listening instead! Audio books offer an alternate form of entertainment while still providing the same mental benefits as reading print books would give you.


Hobbies are important for people at any age but especially so for seniors who may feel isolated or disconnected from society due to lack of physical activity or social interaction. With so many different kinds of hobbies out there—from gardening and arts & crafts to reading/writing—there is bound to be something out there that will appeal specifically to each senior’s interests and passions! At Liken Home Care we strive everyday towards helping our elderly clients remain engaged in meaningful activities that bring joy into their lives; this could mean exploring new hobbies together as part of our home care services! Contact us today if you have any questions about how we can help keep your loved one happy through fun activities such as these!