Posted on Jul 17, 2012 | Comments (0)
Retirement offers seniors a wealth of free time that they haven’t had in years. Whether it is golfing, cooking or writing their first novel, some seniors know exactly how they want to spend their new found time. However, other seniors find themselves at home with little to do to fill their day. If you know a senior who is bored in their retirement, encourage them to try one of these new hobbies.
Photography: When most seniors last had the time to invest in photography, cameras were simply point, shoot and develop. Today cameras come with variety of lenses for different effects and the editing options are endless. There is a lot to learn about photography so this hobby guarantees to keep seniors engaged for a long time.
Scrapbooking: Get started by taking a class at a local craft store or joining a group that meets weekly at a local community center or church. Scrapbooking groups are a great way to socialize and the end product documents wonderful memories from a family vacation, special event or year in school.
Travel: For the first time since their career began, seniors have the time to leisurely travel. Whether with senior travel clubs, groups of friends or with their spouse – seniors should take advantage of having the time and money to see different parts of the world. If money is tight, seniors can research points of interest within their home state where they can visit in a day or for a weekend.
Learn a Language: Learning a new language will give seniors great new places to travel where they can put into practice all of their hard work. Learning a language (or anything new) is great for seniors’ cognitive skills and can help fend off memory loss.
Volunteer: Giving back to their community is a great way for seniors to spend their free time. Not only will the community flourish, but the senior will be fulfilled by the good they are doing. Volunteering can be done one day per week or every day.