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Joining Your Mom in Learning Something New

Finding new hobbies can keep us feeling young for years to come. See what Senior Home Care in Scottsdale, AZ, can do to help.
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Your mom is easily bored, and you want to find a way to keep her engaged and active. When you live nearby, it’s easy to do. Come up with different hobbies and join her in the chance to learn something new. You might become passionate about something you never imagined you’d enjoy.

Build LEGO Kits 

LEGOS are a great way to work on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Purchase a kit and build it with your mom. They range from basic kits to elaborate kits like giant castles, historic buildings, and even the painting Starry Nights.

If LEGOS are out of your price range, a jigsaw puzzle, other building block kits, and models are other ideas. Work with your mom as you build them.

Watch a Documentary

Put on a documentary on rainy days when you can’t get outside. Find a topic that intrigues you and learn more about that subject. There are many options to learn about history, nature, space, or true crime.

Learn to Paint

Painting is a hobby that suits all ages. Head to YouTube or go online to find easy-to-follow instructional videos. Follow along and hit pause as needed. By the end of the video, you’ll have paintings you can show off.

Play Video Games Together

Video games might surprise you with how much you can learn while playing a game. Look for detective games where you have to solve puzzles, interpret clues, and use logic to figure out the solutions to mysteries. Sometimes, the games are partially based on historical events, so you’ll learn a little about history simultaneously.

Learn a New Language

Now, apps like Duolingo allow you to pick a new language to learn. Join your mom and learn French,  Gaelic, or Korean. The programs are a mix of writing exercises, translation exercises, and speaking exercises. When you do them, you can compete against each other and high-five your accomplishments through messages and virtual actions.

Create Water Gardens

Have you considered a water garden that you can grow inside? Purchase a new or used fish tank and place the filter tray, if there is one, the hose, and a layer of gravel. Add your aquatic plants, water, and some snails or algae eaters to help keep the tank clean. Look for instructional videos online.

Instead of creating a water garden outside, you can use a half-barrel planter, stones, and fish tank aerators to grow water lilies and other aquatic plants. Make sure you add a fish or two to keep mosquito larva under control.

What if you live too far away to spend time with your mom? Call a senior home care agency to schedule regular visits from caregivers. With senior home care services available each week, your mom has people around for companionship and to help with household chores.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring Senior Home Care in Scottsdale, AZ, please contact the caring staff at Home Care Resources at (602) 443-4700.


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