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8 Ways To Express Creativity in Retirement

8 Ways To Express Creativity in Retirement

Are you looking for fun and creative ways to spend your leisure time? Starting a journal, music, painting, knitting, woodworking, and scrapbooking are just a few examples of creative pursuits. There are plenty of methods to have fun while keeping your hands active and your creativity thriving, regardless of your interests or skill level.

Creative activities can help older adults develop motor skills, build social relationships, reduce stress, and relieve anxiety. In addition, both physical and mental health have been demonstrated to benefit from creative hobbies. Being creative can benefit seniors in a variety of ways. Researchers have discovered six characteristics of successful aging.

9 Reasons To Try Something New in Retirement

9 Reasons To Try Something New in Retirement

Many people have looked forward to retirement for most of their adult lives, but they often don't know what to do once they get there. It might be hard to stop working suddenly. You might even become extremely bored! Many retired people get stuck in a cycle of monotonous habits every day, just like they were stuck in a cycle when they were working every day. However, retirement is the perfect time to explore new things! You have so much more time on your hands now! Why not spend it trying out new things? Here are a few reasons why you should try something new in retirement!

10 Benefits of Writing by Hand

10 Benefits of Writing by Hand

You may have heard that writing by hand is a thing of the past. Do you remember the last time you wrote a handwritten letter? It might have been to your grandparents or another older relative. But did you know that writing by hand has many benefits for older adults? This blog post will discuss some of the benefits of writing by hand and why it is important for seniors. Keep reading to learn more!

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!

6 Opportunities to Volunteer From Your Home

6 Opportunities to Volunteer From Your Home

Are you looking for ways to serve your community or improve the world, but it's challenging to leave home? While volunteering in-person and overseas can be rewarding, there are many ways to make a difference without leaving your house.

There are many excellent choices for volunteering. Whether you're stuck inside due to illness, or it is difficult for you to get around town, there are still many opportunities to volunteer your time from home!

The list below includes remote volunteer activities that allow you to make a difference without having to get off the couch or out of your pajamas!

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!

6 Reasons To Learn To Sing in Retirement

6 Reasons To Learn To Sing in Retirement

You may have been a singer in your younger years. Or, you might just like singing in the shower. Whatever your goals are, learning to sing can significantly impact your mental and physical health, and it's well worth starting now.

If you're feeling a little anxious or don't think it's right for you, don't worry! You're in a community of friends that are here to support you, and if you dare to do it, others may even join as well. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of learning to sing in retirement!

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:

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!