Fun Senior Activities to Beat the February Blues

Let’s face it: February just isn’t the most exciting month of the year. It’s been winter for quite a while, but there’s still no sign of spring. Valentine’s Day can be fun, but it can also be a difficult day for single seniors or those who have lost their spouse or partner. With all of this going on, it’s easy to fall into the February blues. So, we’ve come up with some fun activities seniors can do to beat the winter doldrums and enjoy life, even in its colder seasons. Read on to discover some fun February senior activities!


February is a great time to start a new crafting hobby, or pick up an old one. Now that the busy holiday season is over, and it’s not quite time to begin spring gardening or summer traveling, why not unleash your creativity and make something? Don’t be afraid to try something new! You can take a Masterclass, a class on Skillshare, read books, or watch YouTube videos to learn anything you’d like to know how to do. There are endless crafts and hobbies to choose from, but here are a few of our favorites.

  • Knitting
  • Crochet
  • Vinyl or Paper Cut projects with a machine like Cricut or Silhouette
  • Painting
  • Sketching or drawing
  • Making cards
  • Scrapbooking
  • Quilting
  • Jewelry making
  • Pottery or ceramics
  • Sewing or embroidery
  • Candle making
  • Calligraphy
  • Origami

Cooking and Baking

Not feeling crafty? Another way to exercise your creativity is through cooking or baking. Here are some ideas of cooking or baking activities seniors can do to beat the February blues.

  • Learn to bake sourdough bread
  • Bake bread
  • Bake cookies
  • Learn to cook a new meal, perhaps from an ethnicity you haven’t tried before
  • Have a themed dinner, like “A Night in Italy” or a living room picnic
  • Learn a French baking skill, like how to make croissants

Educational Opportunities

We can’t stress enough how important it is to keep learning, especially as a senior. If you’ve got some extra time on your hands, take the chance to learn! Consider these educational opportunities for seniors.

  • Take a class at a local college or university. Many offer free or reduced-rate classes for seniors!
  • Take a hobby class at your local community center. Community centers often have classes for things like computer skills, pottery and painting.
  • Visit a museum or gallery.
  • Take an online class in a subject you always wanted to learn about.
  • Learn a new language with a software or app like Duolingo or Babbel.

Focus on Wellness

Now is a great time to focus on your mental and physical wellness. Get into your healthiest mind and body yet with these ideas.

  • Try practicing meditation. You can use an app like Calm or Insight Timer to help.
  • Take a yoga, tai chi, or water aerobics class.
  • Find some walking buddies and walk around an indoor track.
  • Have a spa day, either at a real spa or just a DIY option with bath salts and scented candles.

Stellar Living hopes you enjoy these February senior activities to beat the winter blues. Don’t let late winter get you down! There is still so much life to live and enjoy, no matter the season.