Elderly people also enjoy playing games just as much as kids to. The only concern is that some of them might not be physically active to play certain types of games. Whether it is a memory game, a singing competition or word puzzles seniors love every bit of it. When family members and friends organize games, close attention should be paid in selection of the games. It should be kept in mind that games for the elderly shouldn’t include a lot of physical movements. There are various fun and interesting games like “spotting the right photo”, “identifying the tunes played”, “playing with soft clay products” that don’t involve a lot of physical activities and are apt for the elderly. Family, friends and acquaintances should encourage and arrange for activities and games where senior citizens can actively participate and have some good times. Fun games help the seniors to come out of their otherwise sedentary life and get energized. Here is a list of games for seniors. Read on to get some ideas.
Games For Seniors
With the body aching and the limbs making restricted movements, the heart still beats and the mind still enjoys singing. A song singing session can be arranged for the seniors. A person can be asked to start a song he/she loves and the whole group can join in singing together.
This will require asking all the participants to bring (without letting others know) their personal photos of young age. The game will involve all the senior people sitting in a lawn or a big area. A big projector screen will display each photo one by one. There will be a timer. The participants will have to guess the person in the photo in the stipulated time. This is a great game that stimulates memories and triggers fun and laughter. To make it more interesting, the participants can be divided into groups. The winning group gets to win a grand prize.
Identifying The Tune
An emcee will be playing tunes of oldies one by one and participants will have to identify the tunes and sing the first few lines of the song. The winner will be the one who manages to identify the maximum number of tunes. The old tunes will definitely bring back some good memories and the elderly people will cherish the days gone by.
Trivia games are fun game ideas to play with seniors. However, it should be kept in mind that trivia questions should be such that the seniors can relate to it. Modern pop culture questions should be avoided as much as possible. Many of these interesting trivia questions will definitely initiate some interesting stories from the participants that will instigate conversation among the seniors.
Bingo can be played among elderly people. The exciting and very popular number manipulation game can be of immense fun and excitement for the seniors. The mind remains very active during the game. Cognitive power comes in to play while the elders engage in bingo. Bingo can be changed into “memory bingo” or other formats to bring maximum brain stimulation for elderly people. The winners get to have grand feeling of success, competition and great accomplishment in sidelining all other contestants.
Word Games and Puzzles
Word puzzles and scrabbles are enjoyed the most by senior citizens. Participants can be divided into groups to play the games. Senior people can have a blast. The winner takes home a grand prize. This is a game that proves one’s mental abilities. Word games and puzzles are great competitive and interactive tools for senior citizens.
Card games of various types are best to initiate fun in senior citizens. The games can be made interesting by placing small monetary bets! It does not harm for a little bit of wickedness.
Elderly people love to have fun, frolic, laughter and games. Senior citizens get to enjoy, interact and have the time of their lives with the help of games and fun activities.