Improvisational comedy may not be among your facility's go-to lineup of activities, and understandably so. But the same reasons that make improv scary to some — I know, I've done it — may bring benefits for older adults, including (but certainly not limited to) increasing socialization and helping prevent dementia
Many seniors are intimidated by technology, particularly those over age 75. An estimated 72% of adults in this age group do not use smartphones, laptops, tablets or similar devices. We may ask, 'How can this be when technology is all around us and so much a part of everyday life?' But for many 'non-using' seniors their reasoning tends to be that they can't learn technology, it won't benefit them, and it's too complicated to bother with.
Older adults who remain as physically and socially active as possible have a better chance of not becoming disabled in their elderly years, say researchers at Rush University in Chicago.