The transition between retirement and the working life is not always obvious. The administrative formalities of the past, it is important to find activities for seniors to enhance their free time and, if possible, to meet people. To do this, there are a number of points of interest enriching.
Regular physical activity for the health and well-being
Depression in the elderly or senior citizens can be manifested because of isolation or a radical change of life at the end of his professional career. For many, retirement can be regarded as a new departure. For this, practice a sports activity is often the cure to many ills, including the lack of a social life. In addition, it helps to slow down the aging physical and mental. Engage in a team sport or that requires a partner such as tennis takes to forge social bonds while having fun.
If the physical effort must be measured as a function of the age of the participants, it can be declined in different forms. Water aerobics, hiking, swimming, cycling or running… so Many possibilities, according to its preferences, regulate weight, reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases while developing new friendships. Be careful however not to overestimate their abilities. For this, the advice of a doctor can help find the right activity senior health check.
Organized trips and leisure tours, the opportunity to build relationships
Participate in group activities is also the opportunity to explore new horizons. Cultivate the spirit of adventure and curiosity allows you to find affinities during an organized trip. Travel in a region, or a foreign country allows you to enjoy the company of others while enjoying the gastronomy. Many travel agencies now offer special deals for seniors. For example, a day in London by bus, a weekend on the Côte d’azur in the breakfast or a week in the vicinity of a fjord, icelandic…
But for some retirees, the scenery is at side of home. There are ideas for outings in regional and local visits. Heritage days, cultural events are organized by the municipality, nature trails… The means to move and maintain a certain liveliness intellectual by focusing on activities that seniors are stimulating. One side is practical, affordable (sometimes free) and the fun that breaks the routine of his daily life to make new friends.
The community and volunteering : opportunities for seniors
Being retired does not mean not to participate in the active life. The community presents interesting proposals for thesocial engagement of older people. Transmit his knowledge through volunteering, assisting individuals in need or engage in an activity for those who wish to give of their time and feel useful… In accordance with its affinities, it creates links in the moments of sharing with seniors who have similar values, especially regarding education, animals or a cause that one believes.
Group activities for senior citizens are many. Not only will they help to keep its vigor with a healthy lifestyle, but they are also a way of learning and sharing. But this is only one facet for the meeting of friends of seniors. At the time of the computer, the Internet is a great tool for making new knowledge in the service of his passions (forums, sites, blogs). It makes it easier for the relationship to consider a co-location senior. A method of dwelling in vogue, which is based on mutual help and sociability.