As citizens throughout the nation have been urged to spend more time at home than ever, many are turning to new hobbies that they’ve never partaken in before. Whether it’s baking bread, getting artistic with new crafts or even getting their groove on with a new TikTok challenge, Americans are finding new and different ways to have fun while staying safe at home.
Our Sagora Senior Living residents are no exception – they have found vibrance, fun and comfort in new hobbies including meditation, painting and crafting. A few of our communities shared their stories of discovering new hobbies below. We’re happy to share them with you and hope that they inspire you to find a new and fun hobby for yourself!
At Ansel Park Independent Living in Rocklin, California, more residents are starting to participate in the meditation classes that Wendy, our Fitness and Wellness Coordinator, has implemented. One of our residents thoroughly enjoys the therapeutic benefits of meditation and after one particular class said, “meditation transports me to another realm, and is exactly what I needed.”
Meet Ella R., resident at Adante Assisted Living in San Antonio, Texas. While she has never painted before, she thought that quarantine was the perfect opportunity to start a new hobby that challenges her and gives her the benefit of staying creative while keeping her hands and mind active which is also so beneficial to her health as she lives with Parkinson’s disease.
At The Westmore in Westworth Village, Texas, our Memory Care Program Director, Mandy, found quarantine to be the perfect time to get crafty with safety equipment! With the community’s new protocol of wearing face shields, she wanted to make the new look fun for associates and residents alike by adding eye lashes, lips and names to the shields. “It’s been a fun way to make a yucky situation better. It has built morale, and just all together, makes you smile when you see a big red lip smiling at you!” she said.
Whether it’s one of the above hobbies or something completely new to you that you’ve always been curious to try, we encourage you to find a new hobby that helps keep staying safe at home interesting while teaching you a new skill.