Once you retire, you may find that you have more time than you know what to do with. So why not pick up and explore a hobby? It will not only give you new joy and purpose, but you will also get to be physically and mentally active — essential things to keep up with as you age. There have been numerous studies that link physical and mental activeness with a reduced risk of developing health complications. The social aspects of a hobby will also allow you to avoid being bored and lonely. Need any ideas on what to try out? Here are some fun hobbies that you can start in your 60’s.
Gardening might just be the hobby you need to productively spend your spare time. Caring for plants might be a steep learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, it is incredibly addicting and satisfying to watch your plants bloom. You can start small with mini potted plants in your windowsill and move on to fragrant flower beds and veggie plots when you become a gardening pro.
Video and Board Gaming
Long gone are the days when gaming is only meant for children. These days, most games are designed with the intent of letting adults enjoy too. Wii Sports is a great way to get your daily exercise in; chess is a classic yet challenging board game to master; and if you’re looking for something more social, you can spend hours on Animal Crossing decorating and exploring your town with friends. Not only are these games fun, but gaming is also shown to strengthen memory skills and prevent cognitive decline.
It is never too late to learn to cook. You can always join a cooking workshop or try out recipes in a cookbook to get started. Cooking a new dish can provide you with a sense of achievement. Cooking is also one of the most practical hobbies— you can save money, eat healthier meals, and show off your culinary skills to family and friends. If you’re already experienced in cooking, try branching out to cuisines you’ve never tried before or other cooking-related hobbies like baking.
Are you an animal lover? Then birdwatching may just be for you. As a birdwatcher, you’ll be hiking through nature trails to observe the feathered fauna. This hobby is great for staying physically and mentally active as you will have to be on the move and be on the lookout to catch a glimpse of the birds you want to.
Celebrations Activities & Events at Rittenhouse Village At Michigan City
Here at Rittenhouse Village At Michigan City, we have an abundance of programs and activities available for our residents to join in on. Our in-house activities director curates a monthly event schedule that maximizes fun and excitement. From baking classes, to dance parties, and games of kickball, there is an activity for everyone with all sorts of interests. With such a robust selection, you are sure to find a hobby that you’ll fall in love with.