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Crocheting | Crafts for Seniors

As people grow old, there will be a lot of physical limitations as to what they can do. Yes, it is true that seniors can’t do all the things they enjoyed when they were still younger and kind of stronger. However, it does not mean that seniors can’t do anything enjoyable and fun. In fact, there are a lot of activities that they can choose from. One activity that seniors will surely love is doing arts and crafts. In choosing the right activity, the enjoyment factor is not the only factor to consider, it is also very important to consider brain stimulating factors of the game. Crocheting, a type of craft activity, is one great example of a great activity that can be very fun in doing, as well as it can be a good way for seniors to stimulate their minds.

Crocheting:

Senior Woman Crocheting

Crocheting is a process of creating a certain fabric from yarns, threads, or other strand materials. Crochet hook is the material needed to help in interlacing strand materials. There are a lot of different materials of crochet hooks are made of, it may be made from metal, woods, or plastics. Knitting is quite different from crocheting, since crocheting only involves the use of only one stitch and a single crochet hook, wherein in knitting, two stitches and 2 knitting needles are used. Once a project of crocheting is done, the person who made it can feel a sense of achievement, which makes a person wanting to make another one.

Crocheting for Seniors:

For seniors, crocheting can be a fun way for them to make certain patterns for them to give it as gifts to their family or friends. Crocheting also has its own therapeutic effects, since it can be calming and help in relieving stress. It has been proven that crocheting has positive effects on seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Aside from relieving stress, crocheting has been found to be effective also in treating seniors with dementia.

Other Craft Ideas for Seniors:

Seniors’ craft activities are never limited to those that are famous and are usually done by most seniors. As long as there is a creative side of a senior, then he or she can surely think of a great idea for his next arts and crafts project. Here are other craft ideas for seniors to engage in:

  • Photography
  • Knitting
  • Paper Mache

Please also see other crafts for seniors or browse the entire activities for seniors website for fun, ideas and interesting articles.