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Community Activities for Elderly in Assisted Living

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Assisted living communities are valuable to seniors in many ways. Residents can receive assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), like personal hygiene, dressing, and eating. But assisted living is about more than just getting help with everyday tasks. For residents of assisted living retirement communities, fun and engaging activities are also crucial for their quality of life.

At Buckner Calder Woods, we realize the value of community activities for elderly people, so we strive to provide a variety of activities that appeal to all our residents’ tastes. Buckner has something for you whether you are interested in maintaining an active lifestyle or looking for more relaxing hobbies. Contact us at 409.407.7636 to learn more about our full schedule of activities for assisted living residents.

What Are the Best Community Activities for Elderly People in Assisted Living?

Although you may need help with daily tasks like eating, cooking, or cleaning, that does not mean you want to spend your senior years living a sedentary lifestyle. With the assistance of friendly staff members at assisted living facilities, you can continue to enjoy your retirement your way. Here are some of the top activities for assisted living residents:

Educational Courses

Staying in your best shape in your senior years is not just about moving your body. Working your brain by learning something new is just as important for your overall well-being. Try educational courses on topics like:

  • Computers
  • Foreign languages
  • Writing
  • Nutrition
  • Music or film appreciation

Retirement communities may offer these activities on-site or connect you with free online courses.

Hobby Clubs

Taking up a new hobby or just enjoying an old hobby with a group of your peers is also beneficial for your cognitive and mental health. Assisted living communities may offer hobby clubs such as:

  • Book clubs
  • Woodworking
  • Painting
  • Cooking
  • Knitting or crocheting

If your senior community does not offer a club that interests you, you can always make suggestions or try to start a club of your own.


Whether you are looking for brain games or more active games, retirement communities have plenty to offer:

  • Bingo
  • Sudoku
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Virtual games, like baseball and bowling
  • Chess
  • Checkers
  • Board games

Games are an excellent way to keep your brain stimulated, with the choice of enjoying them as a solo activity or with a group of your peers.

Fitness Activities

Regardless of your mobility restrictions, there is always some activity you can engage in to stay fit. Assisted living facilities tend to be more mindful of their residents’ limitations and will offer activities with modifications, including:

  • Dancing
  • Yoga
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Gardening
  • Tai chi

These activities can be done at your own pace, so there is no need to give up healthy daily movement just because you may not be as fit as you once were.

The Arts

Whether you prefer to perform or watch others perform, there are plenty of community activities for elderly people in the arts:

  • Choir
  • Karaoke
  • Singing contests
  • Theater
  • Movies
  • Stand up comedy
  • Art shows

Some assisted living facilities have clubhouses or community centers where they hold these activities for the residents. They may also provide field trips to theaters or museums so residents can enjoy the arts out and about.

Buckner Calder Woods: Fun, Engaging Activities for Assisted Living Residents

At Buckner Calder Woods, we know that staying active and having fun are just as important for your quality of life as having the right level of senior care. At our luxury senior community, we offer a full continuum of care with an impressive range of activities and amenities, so you will always have options to suit your needs. Call us today at 409.407.7636 to learn more about our beautiful senior living community in Texas.