Senior Adult Activity Kits
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Looking for more ideas and enjoyable ways to spend your free time? Just as physical activity is important to keep our bodies in shape, mental exercise is vital in keeping our minds sharp.
Staying busy by engaging in hands-on creative activities, solving puzzles and word games can help to reduce stress and alleviate anxiety. According to recent research, senior adults who regularly work to solve puzzles and play interactive social games that require strategy increased their cognitive functioning, including memory.
Playing games can lighten the spirit and help to keep the mind agile. The brain is a muscle and it needs regular exercise to stay sharp.
Check out these activity kits that you can pick-up between March 15 and March 30, 2021. Supplies are limited so make sure you reserve your kit by calling the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County at (828) 488-3848.
- Bird Seed Ornaments Kit. Give the birds a gift and welcome them to your bird feeder with these bird seed ornaments. Also, included is information about common birds in North Carolina.
- Arts and Crafts Kit. Have fun exploring your creativity while coloring and using
watercolors. Everything you need – coloring pages, pencils, watercolors and brushes are included. Explore facts about famous artist and their most known paintings.
- Brain Games & Puzzles Kit. Have fun exercising your brain while answering trivia questions, working crossword puzzles and solving sudoku challenges. Everything you need to engage your brain and relax at the same time.
- Wildflowers Kit Plant pollinators and wildflowers. Flowers are a great for elevating our mood. Enjoy spreading the seed of joy with these kits that will keep on giving.
Be sure to let us know when you are coming, and we will have your kit ready. If you prefer, once you arrive, call us from the parking lot and we will bring your kit to you. The N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County is located at the SCC-Swain Center, 60 Almond School Rd. Bryson City, NC. We look forward to seeing you – from a safe distance.