Moving into a retirement resort doesn’t have to signify the beginning of a life spent knitting and playing bingo, although these are certainly wonderful hobbies for those who enjoy them! Today’s active, independent seniors, however, tend to want to spend their time doing something a little more engaging. Active senior living is all about enjoying life. Here are four ideas to get you started:
1.Tai Chi - Tai chi is a form of gentle exercise similar to yoga that can invigorate both the mind and body. Because of its nature, tai chi is ideally suited for active, independent seniors, provided that your doctor gives you clearance to begin an exercise program. Tai chi can be done on your own or in a group and requires no special equipment.
2.Dancing - Dancing can be a great deal of fun and also provides an excellent workout. You can take dance classes or join a senior dance club. Learning new steps and routines will help to keep the mind healthy and sharp; physical movement performed while dancing also improves cardiovascular function and mobility.
3.Games - Poker, bingo, Scrabble, and other games are all excellent hobbies to have for relaxing days spent indoors. Living in a retirement community means that you’ll always have plenty of people to play with and many opportunities for large group games.
4.Swimming - Swimming is a popular hobby for active, independent seniors because it’s fun, doesn’t stress the body or joints, and provides an incredible number of healthy benefits. Whether you do serious laps or just a few water aerobics, you’re sure to feel wonderful and energized after some well-spent time in the pool.
At San Clemente Villas by the Sea, we’re happy to help you discover the hobbies that match your personality and lifestyle. Our retirement resort offers many opportunities to discover new activities or continue those that you already enjoy. Call (949) 485-4028 today to learn more about our independent and assisted living accommodations.