Most Popular Hobbies for Seniors

When entering retirement, some individuals find it difficult to transition to an unstructured, unscheduled day. Hobbies are a great way to stay busy, and keep mentally sharp and physically fit. Seniors may wish to pick up an old hobby they once enjoyed, but it’s also a good idea to venture beyond one’s comfort zone and try new things. Some of these popular hobbies can be enjoyed with the grandkids!


Birding, or bird watching, is a fantastic way to connect with nature. It’s essentially like an ongoing scavenging hunt, punctuated by the thrill of identifying a new bird. All you’ll need to get started is a field guide to birds, a notebook, and a pair of binoculars (called “bins” by birders). You can also bring a camera. You may want to join a local birding club for the inside scoop on the best locations in your area.


Did you know that adult education programs are often on the lookout for qualified teachers? You don’t need a teaching degree to share the knowledge you’ve accumulated over your lifetime. Adult education programs typically offer classes on cooking and baking, knitting, genealogy, and career development. Teaching at an adult education program is a great way to get out in the community, meet new people, and inspire the next generation.


Many senior living communities have exercise pools, and it’s never too late in life to improve your physical wellness. With the approval of your doctor, you may wish to begin swimming. Swimming is the perfect exercise for most seniors because it’s gentle on the joints, but it still works out all the major muscle groups. You might prefer to swim laps or you could try water aerobics with your friends.

Are you looking for carefree senior living in the Green Valley, AZ area? Look no further than Arroyo Gardens Independent & Assisted Living, which offers resort-style living for active seniors. Call their office at (520) 625-7737 to inquire about scheduling a tour.

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