Hobbies for Senior Citizens

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Do you ever find yourself thinking ‘I really need a hobby’ like many of us do? If so, this post is just for you! It’s easy to get caught up in the same old things – watching movies and lounging around the house – but there is something wonderful about trying new hobbies or making a habit of doing those things that truly bring you a sense of joy.

The ugly truth is that as we age our body puts limitations on us. There are many hobbies you might love but now find yourself unable to participate in. It’s hard to experience, but try not to feel bad about it. So many people go through the exact same thing. You are not alone.

Consider replacing or adding new hobbies into the mix! There are many things you can enjoy without even leaving the comfort of your own home or community. Take the list of hobbies below. Simply cross off (in your mind or on paper) the ones you don’t find interesting. After you are done, hopefully there are a few left. Take the remaining activities and try a new one each week. After you’ve tried them all, decide which ones you enjoy the most! Have fun and we hope you find a few great ways to change up your routine.

Great Activities for Seniors Include

  • Start reading a new genre of books
  • Try several different types of puzzles – crossword, jigsaw, word search, sudoku
  • Bird watching
  • Photography
  • Scrapbooking
  • Pottery or painting
  • Cake decorating
  • Teach yourself a new language
  • Try Thai Chi or Yoga
  • Learn more about social media
  • Join a walking club
  • Baking simple treats
  • Try an adult coloring book
  • Gift basket making
  • Participate in water aerobics
  • Collect something you find interesting
  • Gardening
  • Journaling
  • Volunteering
  • Kite flying
  • Form a movie club with a few friends – watch and critique movies for entertainment and the added benefit of socialization
  • Take up a new moderate sport
  • Build model cars
  • Become a mentor
  • Learn about and document your genealogy
  • Don’t forget about the activities your community might come up with!

We hope you find this list useful. Enjoy your new hobby or hobbies and remember to stay active and challenge yourself once in a while. Thank you for enjoying the Dial Retirement Communities blog.

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