Charlotte, NC: What’s All the Fuss About?

Charlotte, NC: What’s All the Fuss About?

As a retiree looking for a place to settle in your golden years, you’ve probably heard or read about the increasing population in North Carolina’s cities such as Cary, Raleigh and especially Charlotte, the ‘Queen City’. For both young families and the older...

Reasons to settle in Charlotte, NC

Reasons to settle in Charlotte, NC

The Queen City of the state has experienced a new phenomenon in recent years: not only retirees, but now young families have found a jewel nestled in the Piedmont region, conveniently located between the Appalachian mountains and the beautiful white sands of the North...

North Carolina Facts: Get to Know the City

North Carolina Facts: Get to Know the City

If you clicked this article, maybe you’re thinking about moving to North Carolina. This beautiful state has something for everyone, and in the last decade has seen a significant increase in its population due to its high quality and serene living, perfect for...

Interested in Lake Living? Here’s what you need to know

Interested in Lake Living? Here’s what you need to know

Picture yourself waking up to the glistening reflection of the sun on the lake surface. The crisp morning air fills your lungs as you step out of bed and the chirping of the birds and the soft waves of the lake escort your steps as you drink the first sip of hot...

How to stay happy and active during the winter months

How to stay happy and active during the winter months

For many retirees, these are the months of the year when the magic happens: loved ones come from all over the country to visit and the house is filled with warm smiles and laughter and the smells of freshly-cooked food and spices.  However, the activities of a retiree...

seniors activities ideas

The Golden Years in Cary, NC: Activities Ideas For Seniors

Reaching a certain age doesn’t have to mean playing bingo and watching daytime TV for the rest of your days. Quite the opposite, in fact. While we tend to have a pretty pessimistic view towards aging, in reality, retirement can be an opportunity to invest in self-care and personal fulfillment

So what can you do? Here are a few suggestions:

Become a student again

Many seniors use their relaxed schedules to finally invest in fields of study they’ve been passionate about their whole lives but not had the chance to pursue. Philosophy, languages, history and art are just some examples of what people may choose to focus on to expand their knowledge and perception of the world, not to mention engage in a lively discussion with fellow aficionados. If you’re more of a hands-on practical person, why not try a ceramics or woodwork class? If you’re imaginative, try a creative writing course or if you’re into performing arts, why not try your hand at acting and theatre? Whatever your interest, there’s bound to be something for you to study and become proficient in. 

Look beyond the surface

Perhaps you’ve already tried activities like gardening, group exercise and game puzzles and they haven’t piqued your interest, but activities that might seem mundane actually may have a lot more to offer. For example, don’t just arrange flowers, learn about the Japanese art of Ikebana. Don’t just do yoga for the physical element, use it to learn about spirituality or meditation on a deeper level. You may surprise yourself with what you learn if you dig a little deeper.

Challenge yourself

Becoming a certain age is often associated with feelings of helplessness and it shouldn’t have to be this way. Yes, you may be physically limited to some extent, but right now your triumphs are more valuable than ever. Engage in sports, put some elbow grease in that project you postponed for ages, try to go a little further every day. It’s not about overexerting, it’s about feeling proud of your achievements that you set for yourself and building motivation and happiness from the result of your efforts. 

Our 55+ active adult communities in Cary, NC will be the stage for you to shine in this new phase of your life. The largest town and seventh-largest municipality in North Carolina is home to top-quality restaurants, world-class shopping, booming business, top-tier entertainment, culture and arts and a wide range of leisure and outdoor experiences for you to choose from. Check our available homes now, Cary is waiting for you!