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Winter Indoor Activities for Older Adults

Despite the fact that the days are short and the weather is cold, there are plenty of ways that older adults can enjoy their winter days.

If you’re running low on ideas for indoor activities, you can try some of the ones outlined below. Hey—you may just find your new favourite pastime!

  1. Table Games

Card and board games may not be the most ground-breaking idea for indoor fun, but they shouldn’t be overlooked. In addition to classics like gin, cribbage, Monopoly or Trivial Pursuit, there are dozens of new and fun games that can provide hours of entertainment and laughs. Many require a bit of creativity as well, so they’re great for mental stimulation.

  1. Scrapbooking

This may seem like an expensive or intimidating activity to pick up, but the truth is that scrapbooking can be as simple or complex as you wish.

If you’re a crafty person, you can make artistic and elaborate spreads. However, if you just want a fun and tangible way to relive good memories, you can make simple layouts with handwritten captions.

  1. Learning Something New

The Internet is a trove of knowledge, and winter is the perfect time to do some research into a topic that interests you. Whether you’ve always wanted to know more about your family history, or you wish you knew how to draw portraits, there’s an online tutorial to help you get started.

  1. Hosting a Potluck

If the weather permits, inviting friends or family to your home for a potluck party is an inexpensive and fun way to spend time with the people you love. You can host a themed party or simply ask everyone coming to bring a favourite dish to share.

  1. At-home Wine Tasting

Travelling to wineries and upscale restaurants for wine tastings can be fun, but when it’s cold, you can skip the trip and have your own wine tasting get-together. You can research online to find out information about flavour notes, to learn how to properly taste a wine and how to pair a wine with food.

If you don’t drink alcohol, you can also do this with coffees or cheeses. You can set up as many tasting pairings as you wish and even invite your friends over to share in the experience.

Try Something New This Winter

Even if you’re stuck indoors during the winter, you don’t have to let boredom get the best of you. Try one of the activities mentioned above, and it will be warm and sunny before you know it.