Great article in The Guardian on the importance of playing with your children (see Links) which misses the equally vital importance of play straight across the age spectrum, as essential – and often neglected – in our 80s as at eight.
The BEST elder empowerer I know is Sarah, a master of hands-on care across the mental spectrum, an exceptional playfulness coach par excellence & skilled at snatching moments to work on her novel. Sarah has a gift for drawing out joy, glee from even those staring down the challenges of advanced Alzheimer’s. My one sadness about this remarkable woman is that between her wait-listed cast of clients & her husband & her cat rescue/fostering & authoring, there’s no time to write the spirited guide to light-touch, wholehearted elder – or anyone – care.
Until she does, make do with a “Fun & Activities” article that gives some good basic ponters for keeping play in our lives at all ages, all stages!
Related Links: https://www.theguardian.com/the-power-of-play/2018/oct/11/why-playing-with-your-child-is-crucial-for-their-development-and-your-happiness ~ https://www.greatseniorliving.com/articles/fun-activities-for-seniors