You can learn computer skills. You can learn a new language. If you have a strong inclination towards the arts, you can join creative arts, painting, or drawing classes. Whatever you like to do, you can have fun in retirement.
If you are looking for pure entertainment for relaxation, you can take advantage of cable television and travel documentaries. You can join weekly movie festivals, as well as seasonal voice and music recitals, and concerts.
There is a wide range of fitness classes and wellness programs designed for all ages and skills. You can become fit and healthy by joining exhilarating classes like zumba, strength building through weight training, and other cardiovascular work-outs. You can join yoga or Pilates classes to promote flexibility, balance, and meditation.
There are fun activities and games intended to develop camaraderie among the seniors. Depending on your interests, you can enjoy golf in the putting green, Wii games, and shuffleboard. If you are fond of music, you can join the music bingo or the sing-alongs. You can become a member of the Board Game Club or the Chess Club, and join seasonal tournaments and competitions.
You can make new friends through the many organized socials and lively discussions. There are popcorn and ice-cream socials. There is the coffee klatch. There is the mens club. You can enjoy animated discussions and exchange of opinions by joining book reviews and current topic discussions.
Independent living communities also arrange for regular excursions and bus trips to interesting local places and other popular destinations. You will find it fun to go to shopping malls, movies, and local restaurants with your new-found friends. You can develop your taste for arts and culture by visiting the museums or watching artistic performances in popular performing arts venues.
Retirement homes also see to the continued spiritual formation and expression of faith of their guests. You can choose from among the many non-denominational and faith-based fellowships and programs of the community. You can join prayer breakfasts, bible study, and prayer meetings. You can join the choir. You can go to Sunday worship and receive communion.
You will find that there is no end to the celebration of special events and holidays in a retirement home. Valentine, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas are celebrated joyfully. So are Mothers Day and Fathers Day. Cinco de Mayo, Luau, the 4th of July, and the Harvest Hoedown all have their own special space in the events calendar.
Retirement homes worth their salt will carefully plan, coordinate, and manage stimulating, happy and meaningful activities for their residents. You are in for a lot of worthwhile fun to ensure that you stay happy and healthy in an independent living community.