As society ages and slowly starts taking the first steps to the grave, there is a big problem of keeping these elder citizens happy and in good health. Recreational facilities for elderly people is of big importance if we are to grow as a balanced and well meaning society. It would be a crime and great depravation if the elder people were left to fend for themselves as far as creating recreational facilities are concerned. Elder people in today’s fast changing economic and social structure are often prone to a lot of mental turmoil and disturbance because of loneliness and lack of care even from their own sons and daughters. Many of them spend their last years of life in old-age homes or are dependent on some social welfare schemes to eke out a living.
Providing the right kind of recreational avenues for elderly people is very important because these people need lot of socializing because their kith and kin could be miles away from them. Though they might have spent their glorious years in service of mankind and society, today they are at the cross roads of life and many of them have a lot of time to spare. So as a responsible society, it is our duty to provide them with some avenues where they can do something constructive which is good for both their body and mind
There are a number of recreational activities that could be thought of for senior citizens and elderly people. Some of them could be travel programs where these privileged class should be given deep discounts and good bargains. They could be involved in volunteering services. Their experience, wisdom and compassion could be invaluable assets.