Tag: Hobbies

    by Karl Schuster on October 31st, 2017No Comments

    After the leaves turn colors and, in much of the country, the gray skies and snow arrives, many of us find ourselves with spare time that was once occupied by outdoor activities. Hobbies, whether as an individual pursuit or group activity, are a time-honored way to spend one’s time. A good hobby, though, isn’t about just whiling away the hours, it should produce something useful or beautiful, whether that’s something tangible like a meal or scarf or intangible like a new experience, perspective, or friendship. Here are some fresh takes on some of the most popular winter hobbies.

    by Brad Mitchell on October 26th, 20172 Comments

    Active adult communities around the country cater to many different hobbies, activities, and personal interests with the goal of cultivating an exciting lifestyle. Some of the most highly regarded communities include features like golf courses, pickleball, arts and crafts classes, cooking classes, book clubs, and woodworking. Many of these communities provide great ways for active adults to continue their lifelong passions, or to even pick up new hobbies and skills while making new friends.
    While some Baby Boomers plan to spend their retirement years playing golf, traveling across the world, or starting a new hobby, there are others who want to spend their best years nose deep in a good book every week or month. And with a variety of active adult communities across the country, Boomers are sure to find an ideal retirement destination that caters to their favorite pastime. According to a study conducted by Jack Miller, president emeritus of Central Connecticut State University, Washington D.C. is the nation’s most literate city. The study included the reading habits and resources of the country’s 82 largest cities based on data gathered in 2016. Check out the top five literate cities and the active adult communities in those areas to determine where you would like to retire if you love to read.
    Residents of the largest 55+ community in the country will have an opportunity to “shake, move, and wiggle” as The Villages celebrates its third annual National Dance Day on Saturday, July 29th from 10am to noon, making this annual celebration the largest gathering of dancing retirees in the U.S. The event will be held at LaHacienda Recreation Center, 1200 Avenida Central in The Villages, Florida.

    by Brad Mitchell on January 28th, 2017No Comments

    Now that you have plenty of free time, it might be your best chance to experience some of the most dreamed about golf courses in the world. The West Coast is a haven for iconic courses and golf history. Listed below are just five of the consistently rated top courses in the region. Whether you’re just looking for a day trip or a weekend getaway, these courses will give you everything you need for creating lifelong memories.

    by Elliot Crumpley on December 2nd, 2016No Comments

    You have heard of projects performed by volunteers in your community, city or state and may be a volunteer yourself. Organized voluntary citizens work with churches, civic organizations, corporations, and other groups to help those who are in need. Volunteers help build houses, with Habitat for Humanity, while others provide and administer vaccines for children in Africa, South America and other countries with a need. Voluntourism offers the opportunity to travel and volunteer at the same time and you need to know a few things before you try it.

    by Mayra Rocha on November 30th, 20161 Comment

    If you prefer a movie marathon to running a marathon, then there is an active adult community for you. Some of the best active adult communities offer amenities that cater to movie lovers by offering movie nights, film clubs, and on-site theaters. From large communities offering state-of-the-art movie theaters with sound systems to smaller neighborhoods with media rooms and big screen TVs, these active adult communities are bringing dozens of residents together who love the silver screen.

    by Elliot Crumpley on November 8th, 20161 Comment

    Recent surveys show that close to half of all Baby Boomers are currently playing video games. This makes sense, as ours was the first generation to enjoy video games with the earliest home video gaming systems from Atari and Sega. Benefits from gaming include improved cognition, with some studies showing a slight increase in reports of a better social life amongst video gamers. Plus, video games are just fun! Whether you're looking for a few new games or want to get in on the fun, here are a few of our favorite video games.

    by Elliot Crumpley on October 29th, 20161 Comment

    It is important to keep your brain sharp and continue learning, no matter what your age. Revisiting classic novels is a great way to maintain your mental health, and keep your mind stimulated. Regardless of whether you're an avid bookworm or if you haven't picked up a book in years, here are five timeless novels worth rereading. You would be surprised at how much more you can get from reading the classics a second time around.

    by Elliot Crumpley on October 4th, 2016No Comments

    What isn't there to love about being a grandparent? Without a doubt, one of the greatest pleasures is sharing the joys of childhood experiences, without the same level of responsibility that was attached the first time around. Whatever the activity -- from a shopping trip to reading stories -- you get to really relax and engage with your grandkids in ways that you weren't always able to as a parent when everyday stresses could easily get in the way. And what better way to sit back and relax than with a movie? Plus, with today's home entertainment set-ups, it's possible to recreate the full theater experience right at home, which is perfect for sharing classic family cinema with the grandkids. There's no shortage of great films, from your own childhood, from movies you likely watched with your kids, to ones you and your grandkids both may have missed, but here are five of our favorites that are always great to experience again and again, for all ages.

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