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6 Fun Activities You Can Enjoy in Retirement

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Date : November 19,2013
By : Marlena Stoddard

Retirement gives us the chance to enjoy that leisure time we have dreamed about while working for years. After a few months off the job, many retirees find themselves craving new and fun activities to fill their days. If you are ready to make your retirement some of the most exciting years of your life, try one or all of these activities.

Home Improvement:

Chances are you’ll be spending more in your house now that you’re retired. Take advantage of the time and invest in your home. Work with a buddy or family member to repaint walls, build bookshelves and redecorate. A few small repairs and changes can make your house feel like new again.

Outdoor Adventures:

Who says the retired have to stay home? Now is a great time to get outdoors and explore A simple trek to the woods and camping night can renew your sense of adventure. Many National parks offer discounts for seniors, and you might be amazed by the breathtaking places you can find not far from your home. Find an old truck or jeep and put some off-the-road (OTR) tires on it to make it easy to go just about anywhere! The fresh air and beautiful scenery could be just what you need to find a new dream and love retirement.

Group Tours and Travel Packages:

Group tours and travel packages make it easy to venture off to far away lands. Let someone else do the arranging and planning for you. Just be careful. Once you get bit by the travel bug, it can be hard to remain in one place for too long.

Learn a New Skill

It’s not uncommon to feel bored after retiring. Keep yourself feeling sharp by learning a new skill. Joining a class to learn a new language will help you stay social. If you’ve always wanted to rock climb, prepare for the real thing with some classes at the fitness center.

Start a Small Business

The internet makes it easy to start your own small business without much risk and overhead. If you’re a collector, meet up with like-minded folks and swap or sell items. Artists and photographers can sell their work across the globe from their computers. This could be a great way to stay active and supplement your income in retirement.

Join a Local Cause

Joining or supporting a local charity is a great way to help others and feel good. Choose something that matters to you, whether it’s public education or shelter animals. Look for causes that offer meetings, volunteer opportunities and events to expand your network and do good.

With these six activities, you may find yourself busier than ever. Make the time worthwhile and invest your efforts in things that make you happy.

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