Dec 8, 2017 by Shannon Meller
When you think back to your childhood and all of the fun activities you used to participate in, one of them is probably coloring. You can vividly remember picking up those crayons, choosing your favorite colors, and trying so hard to stay within the lines. Coloring was fun, exciting, and it kept you entertained for hours on end. Your loved one’s senior caregivers recommend that your senior colors too. Coloring is a form of meditation and it relaxes the mind and soothes the soul.
As senior caregivers, you can introduce crayons and coloring books to your loved one and watch as they have a good time. Coloring will help to enhance their overall cognitive abilities as well. Sometimes, when seniors age, they start to forget about the hobbies they once loved, and they never pick up new hobbies for whatever reason. Too much down time can affect your loved one’s memory too.
Your loved one’s senior caregivers recommend that you make coloring a family activity. You should encourage your loved one to talk about his or her colored picture. Each color has a meaning and your loved one has the opportunity to be as creative as possible.
Your loved one is able to truly benefit from a coloring book and box of crayons. If your loved one enjoys coloring, he or she should look into local social clubs for seniors and see if they have any coloring events. If you want to purchase a coloring book for your loved one, but do not know where to start, speak with their senior caregivers today. They will be able to guide you and provide you with a recommendation based on your loved one’s cognitive abilities and interest. Call Comfort Keepers today to learn more about how coloring can aid your loved one.