Dec 8, 2017 by Jason Allevato
Do you remember when you were in your younger years and how great it felt to put a crayon in your hand. You would draw a beautiful picture or color in your favorite page in the coloring book so that it could hang from the fridge. Coloring was fun, and it kept you entertained for hours on end. Your loved one’s elder care provider suggests that while coloring is pretty simple, it is enjoyed by many adults in the US, and can be beneficial to seniors. Coloring is a form of meditation and seniors are able to personalize their style by choosing their favorite colors and allow their mind to wander.
Your loved one’s elder care provider recommends that seniors be introduced to coloring books with activities in them to help test and strengthen their cognitive abilities. Often times, seniors will give up their favorite hobbies or they will never pick up a new hobby. A sedentary lifestyle can be unhealthy and too much downtime can lead to memory loss as well.
Coloring books are recommended by your loved one’s elder care professional and are a great way for them to tell a story through their art. The colors they choose all have meaning and the pictures they color in are unique to them. You will be able to sit down and engage in a conversation with your loved one about their artwork and understand what motivates them.
Your loved one can benefit from a box of crayons and coloring book. This is the perfect gift because it allows you to spend time with your loved one and they can express their thoughts at the same time. If you would like to learn more about how a coloring book can help your loved one, call our elder care experts at Comfort Keepers today.
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