Ideas for hobbies after retirement

Ideas for hobbies after retirement

While in our forties we look forward to our time of retirement, we suddenly find ourselves trying to fill the hours in the day after that time finally comes. Retirement rewards us with rest after a lifetime of working tirelessly, but the sudden lack of activity can...

Pros and Cons of 55+ Communities

Pros and Cons of 55+ Communities

For some people, deciding to finally make the move to an adult community is difficult. If you’re having a hard time to decide how you want to spend your golden years, this list will help you make up your mind. Learn the Pros and Cons of 55+ Active Adult Communities...

A Deeper Look: Charlotte’s Urban Neighborhoods

A Deeper Look: Charlotte’s Urban Neighborhoods

Already half-convinced that Charlotte, NC is the next place you should call home? Here’s an article that will take you by the hand through the neighborhoods of the original streetcar suburbs that keep the distinctive visuals of a pre-World War II Charlotte....

Lake Wylie: The Perfect Getaway in Charlotte

Lake Wylie: The Perfect Getaway in Charlotte

Lake Wylie: a man-made lake in the U.S. states of South Carolina and North Carolina that extends to around 13,400 acres and features 325 miles of shoreline, from which residents of nearby cities including Charlotte, Fort Mill, and Rock Hill can spend days enjoying the...

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...

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!