There’s no doubt that our later years can get rather boring at times, which is really a shame. We only have so much time in this world, so shouldn’t we really try to enjoy how we spend it?
Don’t worry, if you’re stuck and can’t think of anything exciting to do, we’ve got some suggestions.
Here are some fantastic activities to help relieve that feeling of being cooped up or bored.
Visit a Museum or Botanic Garden
Exhibits are always changing, so there’s almost always something new to see and learn about. Why not visit your local art or science museum or take a stroll through the nearest botanic garden? Perhaps you can even catch an interesting tour or lecture.
Attend a Literary Event
Whether or not you belong to a book club, there are plenty of other activities for those who love literature. Check your local library, book stores, and coffee shops for events like book signings, poetry readings, and more.
Become a Member of the Red Hat Society
Looking to make new friends and have countless meetups and events to enjoy? There’s always the Red Hat Society! The whole purpose of the group is to provide older women with social opportunities.
Join a Theatrical Production
Sure, you’ve likely attended a play or two, but have you considered being on stage yourself? Many productions have roles for folks of all ages.
If you’re shy of the spotlight, that’s OK, there are also countless opportunities to volunteer. You could help out backstage, be an usher, or even help design the costumes.
Go to the Movies
Why not get out and see a film? Even if you’re not interested in new releases, many cities have special screenings throughout the year. Some art houses and community theatres also have special movie nights.
Take a Class
Yes, this is an intentionally vague suggestion, because the possibilities are endless. From arts and crafts classes, to auditing college classes, fitness classes, and more – there are just so many options. Some classes are even free for seniors.
And regardless of what you pursue, you’ll likely either be exercising your body or your mind, enhancing your overall well-being.
Do you have any other suggestions? Maybe there’s a class you took that you loved or a club you’ve joined that changed your life. Let us know in the comments below!