When You Need Something New to Do:

Many older adults have gotten used to spending more time at home due to retirement, diminished joined them in staying at home. But for many older adults, being at home was not necessarily 24/7. Trips to the doctor, outings with friends and family, and trips to museums, theater, and concerts are now not an option. Bored? Frustrated? Tired of watching the news? Then here are some ideas for you, no matter how old you are or feel:
Concerts and ballets are easily accessible through Youtube.com. Just type in the ballet or concert you want, or the performer’s name.

Did you know you can take a virtual tour at many museums?

If you are an art lover:

https://www.guggenheim.org/collection-online

https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs

https://www.museothyssen.org/en/thyssenmultimedia

https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/we-bring-the-museum-to-you#1

https://www.moma.org/collection/works/groups/PIBAbGen

http://www.getty.edu/art/

For those who are interested in history and anthropology:

https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

https://www.penn.museum/collections/

https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/online-exhibits

https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/all-exhibitions

If you’re really had enough of being at home, go to outer space:

 

https://www.nasa.gov/glennvirtualtours

https://oh.larc.nasa.gov/oh/

 

 

Watch Wildlife:

https://video.nationalgeographic.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/WCSMedia

 

 

 

Other museums of interest:

US Air Force https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Virtual-Tour/

Anne Frank House https://www.annefrank.org/en/museum/web-and-digital/

As discussed in a previous blog, there are study programs you can join right from your living room or bedroom. They offer a variety of classes, and you are sure to find something that interests you and will keep your mind stimulated.

If you are an expert in a specific topic, you can even offer to lead a class.

https://covia.org/services/well-connected/

https://www.dorotusa.org/our-programs/at-home/university-without-walls

The Museum of Modern Art offers online classes:

https://www.coursera.org/moma

Do you want to be creative? Arts? Crafts? Check out these online classes.

https://www.creativebloq.com/features/online-art-classes

https://www.skillshare.com/browse/crafts

https://www.creativebug.com/

Spring is here and that means spring cleaning! Do I hear cheers or groaning? If you want to really feel accomplished, tackle a drawer or a closet, whatever you have the strength or the physical capability to handle. You’ll enjoy the good feeling of actually throwing out something you don’t need but have been holding on to. The sanitation workers are still working. Take a lesson from them in bravery and courage. Take a lesson from one woman I know. She took a day off last week from her aches and pains to organize her bedroom and felt the best she has in months.
Don’t forget to go through your medicine cabinet and check for expired medications. Consult with your doctors regarding which are still fine and disposing of the others.

https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/medication-disposal-safely-clean-out-your-medicine-cabinet

And don’t forgot that just like you are at home, so are your friends. Pick up the phone and call someone. There’s nothing like catching up with an old friend. Or call the cousin you haven’t spoken to in years. Now is the time to make someone’s day. Enjoy!