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Senior Living | 02/27/21
What do you like to do in your spare time?
While you could pass time by watching whatever is on T.V. or surfing the internet, it’s also important to fill leisure time with an activity you enjoy. Having a hobby is important for people at all ages, but it’s especially important for seniors who have the luxury of newly found free time. Hobbies offer both mental and physical health benefits, including:
Not sure where to start? Here’s a list of hobbies for seniors to enjoy indoors:
1. Embrace Your Inner Artist
It’s time to pick up that paintbrush and get your creativity flowing. Whether it be a seasoned hobby or trying a new medium, art is a fantastic way to express yourself and enjoy time inside. Some artistic activities include painting, sculpture, music, poetry and dance. Plus, creative hobbies are just one way to keep your brain healthy as you age, so you’re also improving your memory and cognitive function.
2. Learn Something New
Is there a topic you’re interested in becoming an expert in, or have you considered learning a new language? If you want to spend some time indoors while still keeping your brain active, seek out something new. Not only will you improve your cognitive function, but you may also find a new favorite hobby along the way.
3. Immerse Yourself in a Good Book
Escape to a party with Gatsby or adventure with Captain Ahab in his pursuit of the white whale, all without ever leaving the comfort of your living room. Reading a good book is a fun way to spend time while keeping your brain engaged, whether it be through novels or the community newspaper that keeps you up to date of the latest happenings.
4. Get Moving at the Gym
While running or playing outdoor activities may not be ideal during cold months, winter is a great time to get into a new physical fitness routine at the gym. Whether it be lifting weights or walking on an indoor track, find a routine that works for you to keep your body moving.
Whether it’s been a hobby you’ve enjoyed for some time or a new, exciting adventure you want to start, we fully encourage you to get involved and ignite your passions within The Oaks at Denville. From a library, fitness center, activities like discussion groups and more, there’s never a shortage of things for residents to do.
Interested in discovering what our community has to offer? Contact us today to learn more and schedule your personal tour.