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5 Surprising Baby Boomer Past Times

By Daniel @ LivingSenior - January 30, 2013

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Baby Boomers have changed the face of senior living and retirement. The concepts that once fueled assisted living community activity centers are just not cutting it anymore. Some activities directors are finding that the Baby Boomer generation simply is not interested in Canasta, gardening and shuffle board. They want something more. They want something that keeps them active. Here are 5 surprising Baby Boomer past times that some activities directors are finally catching on as welcome additions to activities schedules.


Yoga is a favorite past time for many baby boomers. This past time incorporates not only meditation, but also movement and coordination. In fact, there are many seniors of the Boomer generation that perform forms of yoga every day and sometimes twice a day. Early morning Tai Chi and yoga classes have become two of the fastest growing activities seen in senior retirement communities.

Art Exhibits

Art shows and other gallery openings are a favorite past time for many baby boomers. There are even niche senior communities devoted to art and artistic endeavors. These communities offer not only on site galleries, but also feature trips and outings to various art shows in the local areas.


Believe it or not, there are many Baby Boomers who are very active and still take part in sports. Some enjoy cricket, soccer and other forms of outdoor sports. Some enjoy gym related sports like weightlifting and others enjoy cycling and horseback riding.


Baby Boomers enjoy concerts but not the classical ones many people have in mind. In fact, many Baby Boomers across the country enjoy attending concerts by the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and other great rock bands in the classic and modern rock genre. It has been reported that one of the highest rated and attended senior retirement community outings are to rock concerts.


Cruises are held throughout the year for various age groups. However, one age group in particular has seen a large increase in the amount of cruises and attendance to those cruises. The senior community, especially Baby Boomers, has offered a rejuvenating view of cruises. In fact, some cruise officials say that the Baby Boomers have saved the industry.