Picture This… Older Adults and Photography


As the old saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” There is no doubt that photos have the ability to make us feel, relive our memories, and capture our surroundings. In the past, cameras were large, bulky items brought out only for special events. Over time, we have evolved from film cameras to digital cameras, to our smartphones and tablets. With this technology at our fingertips, anyone can become an amateur photographer.

Other than being able to capture a moment in time, did you know that photography may have health benefits? According to this article from Medicareful Living, photography has been shown to boost brain activity and aid in memory. It may also help you to remain active since you are on the move looking for things to photograph!

Why not try photographing things you want your family to remember, like pictures of loved ones, the family home, even the family pets? Display your photos in your home, send them to friends and relatives, or try your hand at making a photo album!