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What are some easy crafts for seniors?

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Crafts for seniors should be easy enough to be completed by people with low vision, limited dexterity and other physical limitations. Some ideas include polymer clay crafts, photography, fabric crafts, decoupage, glass painting and food-related crafts.

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Crafts are a favorite pastime for many seniors as creating things is rewarding and brings them enjoyment. Making crafts is also a good way to bring people together, which is especially important for seniors in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Crafting is a good way to keep the seniors' minds stimulated and, in many instances, it may help reduce the risk of depression.

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