Retiring from work can be a liberating yet overwhelming feeling. Retirement gives you the freedom to do all the things you have been yearning to do. But how do you fill the days if you are in assisted living particularly during the warm weather?
Summertime is a great time to have fun and create memories in the new environment. Being in a senior living setting will allow you not just to focus on one hobby but to meet new friends and live life.
Rediscover Your City
With so little time prior to your retirement, it is normal to have limited time to unwind, relax, and explore y our city. But now that you have the luxury of time, you might want to explore and rediscover your city.
Create your local bucket list and give yourself some real adventure. You can embark on a solo trip or bring a new friend you met at the facility or some family members.
Explore streets you do not frequent before. Travel back in time and hear tales about your city like never before.
Revisit landmarks, museums, or libraries and learn the stories of the past. Treat yourself to some authentic local delicacy at local restaurants and shop for fresh produce from local farmers.
Get Involved in Assisted Living
Make a difference in your community by organizing events and projects to help people in need. Get in touch with local charities and see how you can help.
Spread the word as your newfound friends in assisted living might have something to share. Reach out to your family, former colleagues, and acquaintances who want to extend their help.
Learn A New Skill
Getting old does not mean you should stop learning. Retirement is a perfect opportunity for you to learn something new. Get active through Zumba or Yoga lessons. Learn how to play a musical instrument or speak multiple languages through various language classes online or face-to-face.
Pursue the things you love but never had the chance to fulfill in your younger years. You can learn all these virtually and some are for free.
Playing word games, trivia, board games, card games, and more are not only fun but awesome ways to exercise your brain cells. Invite family members and fellow residents for an afternoon or a night of genuine fun.
Attend A Summer Camp
Specialized camps are now becoming popular these days where you can get active. Participate in numerous outdoor activities which are modified to fit physical challenges that come as you age.
Attend Local Events
Be updated with current happenings in your community by going to concerts, film showings, theater shows, competitions, and such where special offers for seniors and those in assisted living facilities can enjoy whatever they fancy.
You do not really have to go out and do something. A relaxing afternoon while listening to your favorite music or reading an interesting book would suffice as a cheap way to chill, right?
Make a list of the things you want to do this summer in your new assisted living community and make your musings become a reality.
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