At Integrity Healthcare of Marion, staff are dedicated to engaging residents in a variety of daily activities. These ladies are enjoying a morning card party!
There are several reasons to encourage our elderly loved ones to play card games like bridge, canasta, rummy or solitaire. Cognitive stimulation from a card game might help the brain create new cells. When our brain is working well, our body can be stimulated to boost the immune system. Games that require concentration, using math and memory skills are the best.
If you think growing older means growing out of stressful times, think again! Aging bodies have difficulty regulating stress hormones, so elderly people actually experience higher doses of these hormones, and that leads to high blood pressure. Playing a calm game of cards may help encourage relaxation.
Most all of us enjoy visiting with friends. As we grow older we need lots of experiences that help us eliminate depression. No loneliness is allowed at Integrity Healthcare of Marion! We keep our residents involved in activities and opportunities to make new friends and socialize! Card parties are high on our priority list!