From the Caring Team at Wesley Enhanced Living

Retirement can seem like a daunting period in your life. You may find yourself with more time on your hands than you know what to do with.  It can be difficult to find ways to fill up that time with meaningful activities, especially if you have limited access to transportation. The good news is that there are plenty of fun activities that you can do from home that you might not have known were possible. 

Now is the perfect time to discover a new hobby or to increase your knowledge on an interesting topic through documentaries or books. The team at Wesley Enhanced Living has some great suggestions to keep you fit, enhance your perspective, and strengthen your grey cells. The environment in our continuing care retirement communities are created and maintained with our seniors in mind. We offer many opportunities to enjoy life and expand your horizons.

3 Suggestions to Stay Occupied at Home

If you have access to Internet via a computer or tablet, the world is at your fingertips! Here are three ideas that can keep you busy and expand your perspective:

Virtual Tours of Museums: Have you ever dreamed of traveling to France and seeing the Louvre? What about the Smithsonian? Here are some links to get you started:

  • Louvre: Check out this iconic museum here instead of waiting to fly to Paris.Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: No need to travel to New York. With a few clicks, you can see works from Pablo Picasso, Jeff Koons, and Piet Mondrian.
  • The National Gallery of Art: Visit our nation’s capital virtually when you check out the gallery and exhibits here.
  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Also located in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian takes you through the Hall of Mammals, Insect Zoo, Dinosaurs, and the Hall of Paleobiology.

Virtual Tours of Zoos: Are you an animal lover? Enjoy touring these famous zoos from the comfort of your couch:

  • The Cincinnati Zoo: Look for the daily Home Safari at about 3:00 PM via a Facebook Live Feed.
  • San Diego Zoo: You can watch koalas, polar bears, and tigers with their many live cam options.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium: Do you enjoy watching Shark Week on cable TV? Check out Monterey Bay’s Habitat exhibit.

Activities and Brain Games: We know that watching television can get boring after a while, even if it is fun videos of penguins roaming Chicago’s Shedd aquarium. Exercise your brain with these games and activities.

  • Crafts: Break out the glue, scissors, and card stock. Make some fun crafts to keep up with your finger dexterity. You can even try upcycling items.
  • Crossword Puzzles: What better way to get some exercise to stave off brain lethargy or Alzheimer’s disease than by completing crossword puzzles? has several different games you can play, including crosswords, Scrabble, and others.
  • Smartphone Apps: Computerized brain training can help develop your mental functions. Check out apps like Lumosity, Personal Zen, Peak, and Fit Brains Trainer.

Make New Friends at Wesley Enhanced Living

Keeping active at home is essential to maintaining your health. It is even better when you can engage with other seniors like the ones you will meet at Wesley Enhanced Living. We love to encourage our residents to continually expand their horizons and we offer many opportunities to do so. Whether you choose independent living, personal care, or rehabilitation and skilled nursing, you can make many new friends while keeping active in the best season of your life. 

Wesley Enhanced Living provides high-quality senior retirement communities for you or your loved ones.  Contact one of our Philadelphia area locations and find out why our seniors love where they live. Our staff is happy to discuss your elder’s needs or your own, give you a tour and inform you of our range of services.