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100+ Ways To Keep Busy and Fight Boredom in Retirement

100+ Ways To Keep Busy and Fight Boredom in Retirement

One of the wonderful things about getting older is finding yourself with more free time. If used correctly, this abundance of free time can be an excellent opportunity to reconnect with loved ones and enjoy hobbies new and old.

That being said, figuring out exactly what to do with your newfound freedom can also be overwhelming. And if you are not creative, you may find yourself bored and struggling to fill the hours of the day.

Fortunately, we have a list of activities that you can try out. Whether you prefer solo activities versus activities with friends and family, or activities from the comfort of your home versus venturing out into the neighborhood, we have you covered.

11 Benefits of Pen Pals for Older Adultѕ

11 Benefits of Pen Pals for Older Adultѕ

Pen pals are people who regularly send each other letters, often through the mail. Pen pals may be of any age or write from any location, but the idea is to exchange letters regularly and build new connections.

Pen Pals can truly transform a senior's daily living experience. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of having a pen pal!

15 Spring Season Date Ideas for Older Adults

15 Spring Season Date Ideas for Older Adults

With the arrival of spring comes a renewed sense of energy and excitement. The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and there is so much to do! So if you are looking for some fun and festive date ideas this spring, look no further! We have compiled a list of some of the best activities for older adults to enjoy this season. From outdoor concerts to museum exhibits, there is something for everyone! So get out there and start enjoying all that spring has to offer.

7 Reasons to Get Into Photography in Retirement

7 Reasons to Get Into Photography in Retirement

It might be challenging to move from a life of nonstop work and insane hours to doing very little suddenly. You've worked so hard to earn your retirement, so it's meant to be the best time of your life, with all the perks it brings. What better way to occupy those formerly nine-to-five hours than with activities that are less about productivity and more about enjoyment? But how can you make the most of my retirement years? What a great question! One great option is to try photography!

12 Personal Benefits of Knitting

12 Personal Benefits of Knitting

Knitting iѕ a kind оf fiber craft whеrе a thrеаd оf yarn is wоvеn into a series of lоорѕ tо сrеаtе fabric. Uѕuаllу, knitting саn bе dоnе with juѕt two nееdlеѕ аnd a bаll оf уаrn, mаking it one оf thе most accessible fоrmѕ of tеxtilе сrаft. It iѕ аlѕо a highlу versatile сrаft thаt саn рrоduсе a widе variety of еnd рrоduсtѕ. Sосkѕ, ѕwеаtеrѕ, ѕсаrvеѕ, glоvеѕ, аnd hаtѕ аrе соmmоn garments thаt lеnd thеmѕеlvеѕ well tо knitting. Not only can you create comfortable and beautiful works though. Knitting саn also help imрrоvе уоur mеntаl аnd physical health whilе you're аt it.

9 Fun Activities for Wheelchair Users Outside of the Home

9 Fun Activities for Wheelchair Users Outside of the Home

As we get older, many things can happen to us. For some, it's arthritis, and for others… like me… it is from a serious horse riding fall. When that happens, it can feel like we are doomed to stay at home for the rest of our lives; venturing out only when necessary.

Fortunately, things have changed a lot since I was a youngster. Now we have electric carts in many places. Some are free to use and others, such as those at theme parks, have to be rented. This can mean the difference between watching your grandchild's first roller coaster ride and just sitting at home hoping for pictures.

Here are a few of the things that we can do with our wheelchairs that weren't always available in the past:

The Best Senior Influencers to Follow on Social Media

The Best Senior Influencers to Follow on Social Media

As social media continues to grow as media technologies improve, influencer culture is growing too. An influencer is someone who obtains a large following on their social media platforms by connecting with their audience. Influencers frequently use their following to promote themselves or sponsor brands. Although the vast majority of influencers are young, senior social media stars are rising. Unlike many of their generation, senior influencers “get” social media and use it to promote their personal brands.

9 Great Activities for Older Adults with Hearing Loss

9 Great Activities for Older Adults with Hearing Loss

As we age, many changes in our bodies affect all our senses. Be it your sense of sight, hearing, or another, our organs don't function the way they used to. While hearing loss cannot be altogether avoided, we can choose healthy activities to entertain ourselves and boost the healthy functioning of our brains. We have compiled a list of the top nine activities for people with hearing loss. Enjoy!

What Is a Retirement Vision Board? How to Create Yours

What Is a Retirement Vision Board? How to Create Yours

When it comes to retirement, everyone has different ideas in mind. Even so, we all face a common dilemma: How do you transform your amazing dreams into a reality? Here is where the retirement vision board comes in handy.

It entails creating an inspiring collage of pictures or images that reflect your ultimate dream during retirement. It will serve as enlightenment as you cross the bridge to your new phases in life. For more information on the retirement vision board, read on: