Some activities for senior citizens include outdoor ventures, such as fishing or bird watching. Some indoor activities include scrapbooking or making jewelry. Activity ideas for senior citizens in assisted living or nursing home facilities include book clubs or garden tea parties.
Other ideas for outdoor activities include letterboxing, which combines hiking and treasure hunting. Senior citizens also enjoy photography and gardening. Senior citizens who are still very active can take advantage of recreation centers and organized senior leagues for golf, soccer and tennis. Another idea is to rent kayaks or other water sport equipment and explore a local body of water. Scavenger hunts and geocaching are fun activities that are also mentally stimulating.
Other ideas for indoor activities for senior citizens include dance classes for tap or ballroom dancing. Alternately, there are dance-based exercise programs tailored to senior citizens. Often, local universities offer classes in which senior citizens can enroll or audit.
More ideas for senior citizens in nursing homes or assisted living facilities include karaoke nights or concert nights featuring local bands or high school choirs. Many facilities offer art classes, such as pottery or painting. Another idea is to throw regular birthday parties with snacks, music and party favors.