5 Indoor Activities For Seniors On A Rainy Day

Southern California, including cities like Long Beach, have seen two or three times more rainy days this “SoCal winter” than the last few years. So what about activities for seniors? As a senior, how can you keep yourself safe and dry without getting too bored?

Driving and going out in the wet weather can prove to be hazardous to your health. Explore safe alternatives to boost your mood, keep you busy and provide you much needed excitement.

Take a look at these 5 activities you can do to keep yourself engaged and happy on those days you are stuck indoors.

Keep Moving!
Just because you are inside doesn’t mean you can’t stay physically active. Exercising releases endorphins and helps to reduce stress. Put on your running shoes and move around. Make some laps in your living room, do a session of yoga, or low-key aerobics.

Practice Your Inner Chef
Spending some time in the kitchen is a great way to keep yourself occupied. Maybe you have been wanting to try a new gourmet recipe or do some baking or canning. Cooking can be a therapeutic way to spend the afternoon on a rainy day. Skip the take-out and prepare a dish you can be proud of.

Catch Up On Your Sleep
This might sound like a lazy way to spend a rainy day, but remember the proper amount of sleep is important. Let your body stay relaxed and catch a nap or two. Enough sleep will also help you stay healthy and fight off colds or sickness.

Have A Book Marathon
A rainy day is a great opportunity to catch up on the pile of books you have been wanting to read. Reading is a great way to keep your mind active. Have trouble reading because of any eye sight problems? An audio book is a perfect substitute for the real thing.

Get Creative
Use this time to get your craft on! Work on those creative projects you never have time for. Crafting is a great way to keep your hands busy and your mind thinking creatively while you are stuck at home. With a completed project you will feel a sense of accomplishment and add some meaning to your rainy day indoors.

Stay safe and dry this SoCal winter!