As we get older, hobbies and activities will be what keeps us active and engaged. You may be bored of the current hobbies on your list or just want some starter ideas. Either way here are a few fun and interesting options.


  1. Gardening – If you enjoy the outdoors, this is a great way to stay active and get some sunlight. Whether it’s tending to a garden plot or just getting outside to take in the fresh air, gardening is a rewarding and relaxing experience. Plus, you get the benefit of growing your own food and beautiful flowers.


  1. Walking – Sounds like a normal everyday action. However, it’s also a great opportunity to socialize and get your dose of sunlight, air, and views for the day. Look for walking trails in your city and participate in organized walks. You might surprise yourself.


  1. Woodworking – You don’t have to be a pro or have any experience at all. You start with small projects such as a jewelry box, birdhouses that come in kits. Or if you have the knowledge, go for a larger project such as a chair or table. Plus, it’s low impact and doesn’t require a lot of physical strength.


  1. Volunteer – Give back to your community by helping at a local charity or working with animals or children. You can even volunteer your services and expertise if you have any skills to share. It makes you feel great while keeping you busy and active.


These few hobbies and interests give a sense of self of accomplishment and give you something to look forward to. Activities that you enjoy and that you can participate in regularly are what you want to look for. By doing so, you stay healthy, active, and entertained as you age.


If you think it may be time for your family to consider senior living, Reformed Church Home offers a home-like environment with a range of daily activities. Whether or not you choose our community, we hope you’ll continue to weigh your options and make an informed decision. If you’d like to learn more, call, visit, or explore our website to learn more about the quality of life at our senior living community in Old Bridge, NJ!