Winter is often a challenging time of year for people of all ages, but it can be particularly difficult for seniors. With limited daylight, colder temperatures and gray skies, winter is downright gloomy. Unfortunately, for people who suffer from depression, or those who are more susceptible to it – like seniors – this time of year can further aggravate symptoms.
At Blakeford senior living in Nashville TN, we help curb the winter blues and prevent Seasonal Affective Disorder by hosting a variety of events and activities to keep our seniors healthy, active and engaged.
Winter Things to Do for Seniors
Whether at our Nashville independent senior living community, our assisted living community or our skilled nursing community, there’s plenty for seniors to do all winter long at Blakeford. Here are just a few of the activities we have planned during the winter months.
• Outings to Favorite Restaurants
From barbecue and burgers to Mexican and Mediterranean, Blakeford plans a variety of excursions to local Nashville eateries for lunch and dinner.
• Symphony Concerts
Residents enjoy world-class concerts and roundtrip transportation to the Nashville Symphony Schermerhorn Center in downtown Nashville TN, less than 30 minutes from our campus.
• Monthly Birthday Celebrations
Who doesn’t want cake? Each month we celebrate our residents’ birthdays and wish them well on their next trip around the sun.
• Themed Parties
February alone is filled with multiple reasons to celebrate. Some of our monthly festivities include a Super Bowl Party, a Valentine’s Day Party and a Mardi Gras Party.
• Educational Opportunities
Residents keep their minds sharp with a variety of learning opportunities, including sign language classes, TED Talk discussions and a lecture series on music.
• Visiting Entertainers & Musicians
Live musical performances, comedians, speakers and more provide an opportunity for culture and socializing, without leaving campus.
• Fitness Group Classes
We have classes for all levels of fitness, designed specifically for seniors, including yoga, cardio drum, balance, sculpting and strength training.
Keeping Seniors Active & Healthy in Winter
In addition to scheduled activities, a fitness room, cultural events and wellness programs, Blakeford provides housekeeping and maintenance, medical services, dining options and transportation services to allow seniors to live comfortably and stay healthy all year long.