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Even More New Skills You Can Learn From Home in Retirement: Part 3

Even More New Skills You Can Learn From Home in Retirement: Part 3

Retiring can be a time of change. It can also be a time to take advantage of your skills and try new things. Retirement is a great time to learn new skills, and there are plenty of them out there that can help you stay busy in retirement. As the world keeps changing and technology advances, it is easier than ever to teach yourself new things, right from the comfort of your living room or kitchen. Retirees can take advantage of their time and find a new encore career path or a new hobby to pass the time. Let's take a look at some new skills you can learn from home while in retirement.

5 More Skills to Learn From Home!

11 Fun and Safe Summer Activities for Older Adults

11 Fun and Safe Summer Activities for Older Adults

In the summer, many older adults find it more challenging to stay active. Extreme heat and intense rays from the sun can make it uncomfortable and even dangerous to spend time outdoors. However, older adults can still keep their mind and body active with any appropriate activity, even during the summer. Summer is a time for memories, family gatherings, and outdoor fun. It is also a time for reflection on the past year of life that has passed by. So to stay healthy mentally and physically this summer, older people can take up new activities or return to old ones that they haven't done in a while. There are plenty of things that older people can do during the summer break.

Older adults with limited mobility or without children often feel lonely during the summer months when isolated at home. So we have gathered a list of eleven safe and fun activities older adults can enjoy during the summertime.

Top 11 Summer Activities for Older Adults!

10 Fun and Easy Date Night Ideas for Seniors

10 Fun and Easy Date Night Ideas for Seniors

If there is one thing we know about love, it is that good date nights can help keep relationships fun and healthy. Unfortunately, as we age, it can be easy to run out of ideas for a new and exciting date night. Perhaps, you have stuck to your favorite ideas for a little too long, and it's time to try new ideas. Or, because you have been out of the dating scene for so long, you feel lost.

People in their 50s or older tend to know what they want from a relationship. Dating is a social activity that provides a unique form of companionship that is different from friendship. Older adults can draw lessons from their old relationship experiences. 

Date night ideas should be easy and simple so that the focus remains on your partner. Keeping things simple is the best way forward. You don't want your date to be more about the experience and less about the person you are experiencing it with.

In this article, we will discuss ten date night ideas for older adults that are not only creative and original but also fun and easy. 

10 Great Date Night Ideas for Seniors

10 Benefits of Listening to Music for the Aging Brain

10 Benefits of Listening to Music for the Aging Brain

No matter how gracefully we age, there are always those little moments where, no matter if our lives depended on it, we wouldn't be able to find our car keys. Getting older is inevitable, but that doesn't mean our brains have to age with us. Here are ten reasons you should listen to music throughout your glory years!

10 Benefits of Listening to Music As We Age

Not Your Typical Pre-Retirement Checklist

Not Your Typical Pre-Retirement Checklist

Retirement checklists abound across the internet. Most provide wisdom on planning for a secure financial future. Saving enough, choosing appropriate investments, and eliminating debt are common recommendations. However, there is more to retirement than pure pocketbook considerations. Listed below are some retirement planning ideas that most checklists don't mention.

Does Your Retirement Checklist Have These Items?

10 MORE Ideas for Your Retirement Bucket List: Part 2

10 MORE Ideas for Your Retirement Bucket List: Part 2

Finally! It is time to put some thought into retirement. Not only saving up for it but how we intend to manage time and make the most of it. For many, retirement is the perfect time to explore what you love most. In previous blogs, we've discussed in greater depth why it is important to create your personalized retirement bucket, as well as ten ideas you could include. In this post, we'll detail ten more ideas to help get your own retirement bucket list started!

10 More Ideas for Your Retirement Bucket List!

10 Reasons To Create a Retirement Bucket List

10 Reasons To Create a Retirement Bucket List

Planning for the future is something we all do. When you are approaching the end of your career, one thing that should be on your mind is how you will spend your retirement days. It can be challenging, especially after a career that has spanned multiple decades. Finally unlacing the boots and hanging that jacket for the last time is going to make you emotional. Still, it will also compel you to ask yourself, "How am I going to spend my time now?"

Look around you, and you might see many people who are enjoying a life of retirement. However, studies also show that many people face depression after retirement. This is often because they feel like they have no purpose in life. This is why it is wonderful to have a retirement bucket list. You need to realize that life does not stop at retirement. There are many things you can do to entertain yourself and enjoy the next stage of your life.

Top 10 Reasons to Create a Retirement Bucket List

4 Strategies to Combat the Risks of Loneliness

4 Strategies to Combat the Risks of Loneliness

Isolation and a lack of meaningful social interaction often create a feeling of being lonely. Loneliness is not just a feeling that easily passes with no risk to health or mental wellbeing. Rather, it can increase the risk of many health concerns, not only mentally and emotionally but physically as well. Using coping skills and instituting actions that can prevent loneliness from occurring can help to stave off these harmful effects.

Mental Health Risks of Loneliness

The effect that loneliness has on the mental health of individuals is profound. It increases depression, can lower memory and processing, and can slow the rate of learning new tasks or ideas. These can add to the increased feelings of failure and depression, and each is likely to worsen as depression worsens.

People are social by nature and built requiring social interactions with loved ones and friends in order to maintain their mental and physical health. As social interactions decrease or the quality of those interactions becomes less positive and enjoyable, there is an increase in feelings of loneliness and isolation. This sense of isolation is detrimental to many of the processes of the brain, including memory.

10 Great Strategies To Overcome Empty Nest Syndrome

10 Great Strategies To Overcome Empty Nest Syndrome

One of the biggest challenges of family life can be when it is time for your young ones to leave the nest. The teenage and maybe early college years have stormed through and brought achievements and growth to your kids, and now... they're grown up and doing their own thing. The house feels different now - the rhythm of your life has changed. Empty nest syndrome has come. How can we cope with this major life change?

How to Manage Your Empty Nest Syndrome