Senior enjoying virtual activities

Riding the Tide and Other Virtual and Fun Activities to Add to Your Bucket List

With social distancing continuing in our future, we may wonder exactly what’s in store for our leisure activities. Luckily, plenty of organizations have been clever enough to come up with virtual solutions.

“Many seniors are finding that there are many things to do even though social distancing remains necessary,” says Allison Yancey, Executive Director of Residences at Wellpoint, an Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Huntsville, Alabama. “In fact, they are finding more innovative ways than ever before to connect, stay engaged, enjoy their time and learn! Instead of dreading summer, they are embracing it, knowing there are still so many creative ways to spend their time, things to add to their bucket lists, the virtual company of friends to enjoy and more.”

Whether you or a loved one are trying to plan fun activities, need a pick-me-up or are completely embracing the time you now have to do exactly as you please, it can still be nice to know what options are available for you to enjoy as the season approaches. Check out these fun virtual activities for seniors and start planning!


Travel the World with a Virtual Tour

Many seniors are enjoying traveling from the comfort of their own couches! In fact, Google Maps makes it easy. Google’s Hidden Worlds of the National Parks has tons of tours you can take right at home, including:

  • Yosemite
  • Yellowstone
  • The Grand Canyon
  • Santa Cruz Island
  • Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
  • Point Reyes National Seashore
  • Alcatraz Island
  • And so much more!

It can even be fun to take a look at places you’ve been before, all while reminiscing with a loved one about your trip.

Not only can virtual touring make you happier and feel more connected to the world around you, but it just might be another place to add to your travel bucket list for when social distancing is no longer needed!


Have Fun Scrolling Through Local Museums and Art Galleries

If you’ve traveled and seen everything you’ve desired, take a look at some of the historical sites, museums, galleries and more that you may have missed. This can easily be done through Google’s guided tours of historical sites! Consider adding some of these to your bucket list:

  • The homes of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Truman and more
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  • Thomas Edison National Historical Park
  • Treasure troves of presidential collections
  • Local art galleries
  • Popular museums
  • And more!


Connect with Loved Ones Through Technology

We all know that socialization is extremely important for anyone’s well being. Especially now, being connected can make all the difference between being happy or feeling isolated. If you’re missing friends and family, consider enjoying one of these activities:

  • A virtual game night
  • Watching a movie over video chat together
  • Find an app that you and your friends can enjoy together, like Scrabble® Go
  • Create an online book club
  • Have a watch party for a Broadway show on BroadwayHD


Expand Your Abilities

Now is a great time to continue the pursuit of lifelong learning. Although classes may not be in person and you may have to attend classes virtually, it’s still a great way to challenge yourself all summer long! Try some of these ideas and add them to your post-social distancing bucket list!

  • Online origami classes
  • Learn a new language with a popular app like Duolingo
  • Participate in an online cooking demonstration
  • Try a new exercise class you’ve always wanted to participate in
  • Listen to a new audiobook
  • Check out a college class on nearly anything on Coursera

There are so many new things to learn and do each day. Explore your passions and search to see what’s available – you might be surprised!


Where It All Comes Together

At Residences at Wellpoint, we provide an exceptional experience for those who desire Independent Living, Assisted Living or Memory Care in the Huntsville, Alabama area. As part of the broader Wellpoint Community “campus,” we cultivate an engaged, intergenerational community unlike any other. Here, we celebrate well-being with an array of social programs, innovative on-site medical technology, a healthy, fulfilling lifestyle and so much more.

Here, our residents enjoy complete freedom of choice as well as the ability to plan their days however they choose. This is because we take the tedious routines of everyday life off your hands so that you can enjoy your life any way you wish. Go on an outing, enjoy the community, get fit in the Via Center, enjoy our dining bistro, or shoot a game of pool in the sports/billiards bar. It’s all waiting for you.

No matter what your needs are, we can meet them. Our lifestyle philosophy supports every need along your journey, whether you desire independent living, need the assistance of our Assisted Living program or begin to need memory support. However your needs may change, we offer on-site medical assistance and supportive services so you can continue enjoying the engaging lifestyle you love. Contact us to learn more!

Call us at ​256.274.5312 for more information or to schedule a consultation today.