Senior Living: The Joys Of Senior Life – Finding New Hobbies!

chessAfter years of hard work, one of the greatest joys for many of entering into “retirement” is that there finally is time to learn new skills and hobbies. Although society-at-large often perceives seniors’ hobbies as stereotypical “old folks” activities (knitting, bowling, or working jigsaw puzzles) modern seniors are finding a whole new range of hobbies available to them!

For instance, there has been a long-running story in local and national news media about the Granny Bikers group.  The youngest member of this particular bikers’ club is in her early seventies, and the oldest member is in her early nineties.  Nevertheless, they all go out on their motorcycles a couple of times per week.  Their motorbikes are not just ordinary motorcycles.  They are Yamahas, Hondas, Harley Davisons, and Suzukis.  The group members enjoy their riding excursions thoroughly, because they have an incredible sense of freedom as the wind whips through their hair.  They enjoy all facets of their lives and even though they flaunt their mortality, they live every moment to the fullest.

I am not suggesting that all seniors should jump on the nearest motorcycle.  However, I am saying that all seniors can borrow a leaf from these bikers’ books!  They are doing something they completely enjoy a couple of times per week.  What’s more is that very few of them ever went biking prior to retirement.

How To Pursue Your Passion

If you want to experiment with new activities, check into clubs and groups in your local area.  Usually, there are community listings that advertise the meeting dates, times, and general nature of various activities.  By doing just some cursory research, you can often determine whether or not the sound of it appeals to your personal interests and preferences.  There is never any obligation to any hobby or club; therefore, trying out something new does no harm, but might just give you that new lease on life that you have been looking for!

About Susan Day

Susan Day is a mother to two beautiful daughters and a grandmother to one adorable five year old boy. She is determined to live an active, happy life well beyond here current 70 years of age!