As you get older, it becomes more important to have an active life. It’s not just about being physically active, it’s about ensuring your loved one is getting a positive quality of life in their older years, from simple activities like watching their favourite film, to learning a new skill.

Here are five different activities you can do with your loved one, helping them to lead an active and fulfilled life.

Explore local community groups
Does your loved one enjoy a spot of knitting? Or have they always wanted to learn a new language? Go out and explore the community groups in your local area, it’s the perfect way to spend some time with your loved one, while giving you both the opportunity to learn a new skill at the same time. We regularly play host to community groups here at Blenheim House, get in touch to find out more.

Reminisce
Take a trip down memory lane get out some old photos. going through your loved one’s mementos will give them a chance to tell stories and relieve happy memories.

Get cooking
Were your loved one’s roast dinners a staple when you were growing up, or are their sweet treats legendary? Get them back in the kitchen and give them a chance to pass on their secret recipes to the younger chefs in the family.

Exercise together
Whether it’s a spot of yoga or an aerobics class at the local gym, exercising together will keep you both healthier, it’s also a great way to meet new people – which is very important if your loved one is living on their own.

Take on the gardening
Gardening is the perfect activity to do if your loved one enjoys being outdoors. Help them plant some seasonal bulbs and work together to keep their outside space looking beautiful.