Retirement may mean the end of 40 hour work weeks, but it marks the beginning of a new phase of life. Now is the time to pick up all of those hobbies you wanted to try but didn’t have time for while you were working full time. Everyone needs something fun, engaging, and productive to do and we think these new hobbies for seniors fit that bill perfectly.
Creativity in Art
Painting and drawing can be very therapeutic hobbies. They provide an artistic outlet for expressing your feelings and emotions. It’s not a physically demanding hobby and so it’s excellent for those with mobility issues, and you might even be able to sell your artwork for a bit of extra income on the side.
Is there a musical instrument you always wanted to learn to play but just never got around to it? It’s never too late to learn. Seniors are sometimes intimidated by learning something such as this, but older people usually take a more disciplined approach to learning than their younger counterparts. Their dedication to learn and practice makes the experience uniquely satisfying.
Learn a New Language
You may have heard that younger is better when it comes to learning a new language. While younger people do pick up new language skills quickly, an older person often has a greater determination and commitment to learning than a child does. This hobby has been studied and the research indicates that foreign language study may help prevent or delay the onset of dementia. In short, it’s good for your brain.
Relaxation in Gardening
Gardening provides a rewarding hobby along with good exercise and a source of fresh vegetables to promote healthier eating. Gardening is also an excellent stress reliever. Some aspects of gardening can be physically demanding so be sure to check with your doctor before you start to make sure it’s safe for you. Raised beds, assistive tools, and container gardening make it possible for nearly everyone to enjoy this wonderful outdoor activity.
Writing for Fun
Writing is another creative outlet for seniors. Whether you’re drawing on a lifetime of experiences to write thrilling fictional adventures, creating beautiful and inspiring poetry, or telling your own amazing life’s story in your memoirs, writing is a relaxing hobby that can bring enjoyment to others as well as yourself.
At Ashbridge Manor Senior Living we know the importance of remaining engaged in activities you enjoy throughout your retirement years and encourage our seniors to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Our senior living facilities and recreational programs are designed to promote this in a friendly and caring community. You can find us at 971 E. Lancaster Avenue in Downingtown, PA, call 610.269.8800, or contact us online for more information. Ask us about our move-in special! Ashbridge Manor is a safe, COVID-free senior living community.