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Activities for homebound elders

Anyone have suggestions for activities for someone with arthritis?
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Anyone have suggestions for activities for someone with arthritis?
My sister has severe arthritis. She says making bread helps, especially kneading the dough.
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Re: Activities for homebound elders

I'll have to try that with my mom.

She likes some crosswords, sudoku at lower levels, but that's bout it... Bird watching too
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Re: Activities for homebound elders

I'm trying to get DM go to to a senior center (there are two near home) - she's interested ...kind of... but doesn't want to go on her own ... and I don't want to go with her
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Re: Activities for homebound elders

She can go by herself and make friends there. That's a life-long skill.
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Re: Activities for homebound elders

I know .... she needs friends & a social life

once summer school is over DH or I can take her (for the summer)
once school starts (DH will be retired), DH can take her some days

I wish she felt well enough to do volunteer work (ie read with students at the elementary school)
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Re: Activities for homebound elders

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I'm trying to get DM go to to a senior center (there are two near home) - she's interested ...kind of... but doesn't want to go on her own ... and I don't want to go with her
Go with her a time or two or three to meet some people. Does she have a way to get there herself?
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Re: Activities for homebound elders

no way to get there on her own
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Re: Activities for homebound elders

help!


DM needs people other than me to talk with .... and to do things with ...


DH & I both offered to take her to hometown during June when it would work for us/we could arrange time.

She refused .... some of her friends are coming here ... the end of July...


gaah .... We don't really have many interests that overlap .... so she's to the point she'll read obits from hometown newspaper out-loud to me and tell me how she knows who that person is.

be both like Tess Gerristen (me the books, DM the TV show based on the books - but the TV show doesn't stick to the books)

another thing she'll do is read articles from magazines to me as well ... sigh, poor DM... she needs friends to do stuff with
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