Staying in the swing of things
20 Fun Activities for Seniors to Live Your Best Life
Excerpted from Love to Know. Posted March 7, 2023.
Keep the good times rolling with senior activities that enrich the body, mind, and spirit. No one type is more important than another, and engaging in a variety of pastimes can help you maintain a vibrant and independent life. Whether you're a healthy retiree or in need of a little physical, mental, or emotional "tune-up," there are plenty of fun activities for seniors that you can try out.
Senior Activities that Build the Body
Any activity that encourages physical movement will help you build your body. As we age, we start to challenge our physical parts less and less, which can lead to an overwhelming sense of 'blah.' It's never too late to get back on the exercise horse, and these options are great for people of all activity levels. However, before you embark on any new exercise regimen or physical activity, get your physician's approval. Some ideas: Silver Sneakers, Senior Olympics, add variety to your walks, take dance lessons.
Activity Ideas for Senior Citizens that Challenge the Mind
Keeping the mind sharp is important for people of all ages, but it becomes even more important as you get older. Degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disproportionately affect seniors, and although there's no cure, they're best staved off by continually challenging your mind. Some ideas: Take a college class, start a hobby, learn an instrument, start a writing project.