There’s no reason to just give up because you’ve got some years behind you. If you’re looking for something fun to do, you should absolutely check out Tusten Social and Growing …
There’s no reason to just give up because you’ve got some years behind you. If you’re looking for something fun to do, you should absolutely check out Tusten Social and Growing Older Together or other seniors clubs. But if that’s not possible, consider these suggestions from the National Institute on Aging.
Even if you’re in a rural area or have other restrictions, you can still find ways to engage in activities you like.
Play cards or other games with friends in person or online.
Travel with a group of older adults, such as a retiree group.
Video chat or call your friends and family members.
Try different restaurants with your loved ones.
Listen and share favorite music with your family.
Join a group interested in a hobby, such as knitting, hiking, birdwatching, painting, or wood carving.
Reconnect with old friends through your high school or college alumni association.
Take a cooking, art, dance, language, or computer class. Get in touch with your local community college or library. Many offer free or discounted courses for older adults. You may even be able to find classes online.
Form or join a book or film club
Try yoga, tai chi, or another new physical activity
Learn (or relearn) how to play a musical instrument
Visit local museums. Many offer free group tours and educational programs.
Become more active in your community
Visit a community or senior center and take part in its events and activities
Serve meals or organize clothing donations for people in need
Run errands for people with limited mobility or access to transportation
Join a committee or help out with an activity at your place of worship
Volunteer at a school, library, museum, hospital, or animal shelter
Help with gardening at a community garden or park
Organize a park clean-up through your local recreation center or community association
Sing in a community choral group, or play in a local band or orchestra
Take part in a local theater troupe
Get a local part-time job or explore opportunities online
Teach a favorite pastime or skill, such as embroidery, photography, building models, chess, baking, woodworking, calligraphy, or quilting, to a new generation
Garden (indoors or out) or do yard work
Take an exercise class or do exercises at home
Join a sports club for older adults, like a bowling club or bocce league
Walk or bicycle with a friend or neighbor
Take a swimming class
Play with your grandchildren. Teach them a game or dance you remember from childhood
Take a stroll around the neighborhood or on nature trails
Read a good book, magazine, or newspaper
Practice gratitude and mindfulness
Do tai-chi or yoga
Cook your favorite healthy meal
Enjoy the little things, such as a cup of coffee or sunrise
Source: National Institute on Aging
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