You may have been in a quandary about how to spend your time when you realized how much of it you have on hand once you retire. Before retirement, chances are that 40 hours of your week or more were dedicated to being busy at a job. You had colleagues whom you interacted with and responsibilities. Now that you don’t head out to work every day, you may feel lost and lonely.
Here’s some good news: If you are planning to move into a retirement community, there are many independent retirement living pastimes in which you can participate. Do you have any hobbies that you would like to take up? If you had given up something you loved to do because work responsibilities or family commitment demanded all of your time in the past, it could be fun and fulfilling to once again pursue that interest. Fishing, for example. Golf is another one. You may not have been able to find time in your busy schedule to golf or fish once upon a time. But now that time is plentiful, you can explore your interests and rekindle your love for a new hobby. Let’s take a look at a number of pastimes that you can take up while enjoying independent senior living.
Pastimes for Retirees
Here’s a list of pastimes you can consider, after which we’ll look at a few in more detail:
- Drawing or painting
- Playing a musical instrument or singing
- Learning a foreign language
- Hiking and walking
- Joining a book club
- Doing volunteer work
- Online learning
Once you’re in your golden years, you have more life experiences stored in your brain than many other people. Write your experiences down. Share your knowledge, ideas, or encounters with the world or with your loved ones. Your grandkids may be interested to read your writings! Do you have lots of stories you love to tell? Again, write them down. Whether you share these writings with others, keep them for yourself, or go so far as to get them published, at least you’ve recorded them for posterity.
Learn a Foreign Language Online
There are unlimited topics that can be explored online where learning is concerned. Are you interested in a foreign language? Want to know how to complete a quick do-it-yourself project? Check out YouTube! There are so many “How To” videos online these days, and you’ll probably find more than one tutorials for whatever pastimes you want to pursue.
With some of today’s cell phones having the ability to take incredible photos, you don’t even need a camera anymore. However, like many people, you may still prefer the tried and true method of using an actual camera. Regardless of what you use, be sure to post your pictures online. You can also print them out and put them in a book, or just keep them for your own memories.
Hiking or Walking
If you go hiking or walking regularly, you can keep yourself physically fit. On the other hand, if you experience mobility issues, you might want to concentrate on other types of exercise. There are sit-and-be-fit classes, yoga, and other programs in which you may be able to participate, even if you are somewhat limited physically.
Enjoy Different Pastimes at Conservatory At Keller Town Center
One of the biggest and best benefits of joining a retirement community is the many crafts, dances, events, activities, and exercises that are organized for residents. At Conservatory At Keller Town Center, there are so many choices that you’re bound to discover pastimes that you love. Schedule a tour, visit our community and learn all about our senior living amenities and programs today.