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September 26, 2023

Healthy Hobbies for Seniors: Stay Active and Engaged in Retirement


As you retire and grow older, you think you’ll pursue all sorts of new and exciting hobbies, but sometimes finding a hobby or two may not be that easy. Hobbies should have a mind-body connection. Hobbies don’t need to be expensive, but they need to be fun!

Quality leisure time and physical activity in senior housing promote a healthier assisted living lifestyle.  Our bodies are meant to be active and stimulated.  Many people, especially as they age, tend to become inactive and sedentary.

In search of a healthy habit and an enjoyable hobby?  Why not try walking? Walking is a choice that is easily suited to almost any lifestyle. Walking is a hobby where you don’t have to learn a new skill, invest in a new wardrobe or purchase equipment. It’s free and you can walk anywhere. You can take a long walk or a short one; go alone, or in pairs, or even join a walking club.

Traditional hobbies such as cards, board games, crosswords, knitting or letter writing can help to keep your mind alert and engaged. Whether you are playing bridge, scrabble or euchre, you have the added benefits of improving your social and emotional well-being.

Choosing a hobby shouldn’t be to simply pass time; but rather choose a hobby that helps keep you active and involved. Retirement home hobbies can and should be life-enriching if they are well-matched to the interests, abilities and desires of those pursuing them.

Brought to you by Delmanor Aurora LivingWell Coaches.

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