65+ the New 30 Something… SENIORS LIVING IT UP IN CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Social relationships increase our chances of a longer life by 50%, according to a recent study by a pair of BrighamYoung University professors. Social activity is just as important in one’s golden years as it was in one’s youth.
Though pictures come to mind of sitting on a porch drinking tea and stroking the dog,that is just a part of it. You may be retired, or soon to retire, and are looking for new, innovative and fun ways to pass your time. There are so many clubs and organizations out there that caters wholly towards seniors, or are, shall we say, “senior friendly”.Many of these clubs and organizations provide and atmosphere of fulfilling social activity, all the while perhaps keeping you fit, or allowing you to be active in your community, and simply enjoying yourself! You may be wondering what’s out there for you? The question to ask yourself is “what do I enjoy doing”? This will help you narrow down what to look for that’s available in your community. Let’s make a brief list of some of the things you can do to get involved:
- Join an elderly dance class, like Golden Girls Tap or Square Dancing, for example; any or all of which has performance opportunities on stage, in parades, or for special events
- Join a Charity Organization – there are many out there to suit anyone’s passion
- Join a walking club
- Join a Tai-Chi or Yoga Class
- Join a arts and crafts class like knitting, painting, pottery and much more
- Join a gardening club
- Join or start a book club
- Join a rotary club
- Get involved in your local senior center for events
- Join a cooking class
- Join a ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) club for single elderly men
- Join a musical entity, whether it be a jazz band or a barbershop quartet
There are so many options available. It’s easy to do some research and see what’s out there and available. For more information about activities, lifestyle and other such resources available to seniors, please visit Living Senior.com’s Article page and scroll down to the Senior Living section.