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Just because you have to stay indoors, doesn’t mean you still can’t have fun! There are lots of indoor activities ideal for seniors and for seniors in assisted living. It can be too cold or too hot, too rainy or snowy outside, but inside, there’s plenty to do.

Here are some ideas you can try on our Master List of indoor activities for seniors:

Fun Activities for Seniors in Assisted Living

Seniors in assisted living facilities have lots of options for indoor activities, including:

  •         Fitness Programs
  •         Jacuzzi
  •         Socializing
  •         Card games
  •         Board games
  •         Afternoon tea or coffee socials
  •         Live or recorded music
  •         Movies
  •         Hobbies
  •         Lunch and learn sessions
  •         Health fairs
  •         Holiday parties
  •         Brunches
  •         Potluck lunches
  •         Photo contests

Related: Indoor Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility

Assisted Living Weekly Activity Ideas

Most assisted living facilities have weekly activity programs in which you can participate and learn new skills. Why not try one of these indoor activities for seniors from our Master List?

  •         Tai Chi
  •         Stretch and balance sessions
  •         Seniorcise
  •         Card games or tournaments
  •         Board game tournaments
  •         Bunco
  •         Weekly outings
  •         Weekly visiting lecturers
  •         Coffee and conversation groups
  •         Book club
  •         BINGO
  •         Movie and popcorn
  •         Arts & crafts lessons
  •         Pizza day
  •         Safety programs
  •         Birthday celebrations

Unique Activities for Seniors

In addition to all the fun indoor activities for seniors we’ve already listed, here are few, more unique, ideas that would be great to join in on.

  •         Chair yoga
  •         Bocce
  •         Pickleball
  •         Music programs
  •         Visiting entertainers
  •         Visiting lecturers
  •         Tea dances
  •         Art shows
  •         “What’s it worth” antiques appraisal fairs
  •         Senior Olympics
  •         Learn a language
  •         Senior talent show
  •         Casino games
  •         Line dancing
  •         Zumba Gold
  •         Indoor gardening
  •         Wine tasting
  •         Computer skills
  •         Wii games

Related: Top 10 Senior Citizen Activities You Must Try This Winter

Indoor Activities for Seniors

There are so many other ways seniors can enjoy indoors activities as well. Try these ideas from our Master List on for size:

Participate in a game like Mah Jongg, Bridge, Canasta, Pinochle or Poker

Learn a new skill like knitting, crocheting, painting, journaling or short story writing

Read a themed series like Pulitzer Prize-winning novels, crime dramas, or books that have been made into movies

Put your artistic skills to work with activities like scrapbooking, cardmaking, drawing, painting, mosaics or needlework

Indulge your competitive skills with games like Scrabble, Monopoly, Chess, Checkers or Trivial Pursuit

Get active with exercise programs, dance, yoga, swimming, pickleball, table tennis, pool or bocce

Stimulate your mind with puzzles like Sudoku, crosswords or jigsaws

Discover your family history with genealogical research through or other online resources

Contact Green Valley Commons

At Green Valley Commons, our seniors have more fun options than they possibly have time to join in! They get to pick and choose the activities that both interest them and suit their needs. And we’re glad to help them learn or enjoy their chosen activities. If you need to stay inside, there are plenty on our Master List of indoor activities for seniors.

Green Valley Commons is an assisted living facility located in Winchester, Virginia. If you’d like to learn more about our senior programs and all the fun indoor activities we have planned for seniors, please contact us.

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