I need some ideas for manageable hobbies for an elderly lady with poor sight

@forsan (28)
June 22, 2008 9:22am CST
It's one of life's ironies that when you are young and working there is never enough time in the day but when you finish work and your health is maybe failing a bit it can feel like there is just too much time and too little to do. I'd love some ideas for hobbies that would help an elderly partially sighted person with poor mobility enjoy life. The result should ideally be something useful, whether to a charity or to herself. Do please contribute any thoughts you have especially if you know they have helped someone else.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
24 Jun 08
Well, i don't know if this helps, but my girlfriend's grandmother is over 70 years old (about 75 i'm not sure) and she watches a lot of sport and she travels a lot - this really keeps her really active and happy. Perhaps any of those would help ?
@forsan (28)
25 Jun 08
I hope I am as agile when I reach her age. That sounds like a dream retirement. My lady is in her late 80's and has to stick to armchair travelling these days for health reasons. Thanks for your reply and encourage your girlfriends grandmother to make the most of it and to take lots of photos as mementos.
@abranco (46)
• Portugal
22 Jun 08
Listening to e-books seems a nice idea. I have seen them on Amazon so you can check if it is interesting.
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
22 Jun 08
I knew a lady in a nursing home that we called Mrs Stamps as she would collect used stamps from everyone, and then she would trim them and save them up and give them to charity as they then sell them and she also used to give a few away to kids who came to visit other residents who had stamp collections, she sorted them out in little bags...
@forsan (28)
23 Jun 08
Thanks, I had forgotten about that. We used to collect them at work but with so many envelopes being franked instead of having stamps too few were coming in to make it worthwhile. Anyway there are a few charities still accepting them, and accepting picture postcards too. I'll ask the local library if they would allow a collecting box there.