Once you are retired – and don’t have to struggle with getting yourself to work every day or worry about raising children – it is a good time to really relax and quiet your mind and body.
As an older and retired adult, you can enjoy the small and often-finer things in life that you may have overlooked during the hustle and bustle of your younger years. However, while trying to enjoy the “golden years”, some seniors have reported that life feels dull or lonely. As a retired senior, your social circle is often nothing like it used to be; and even if your family lives nearby, you can still feel quite alone and often bored because your younger family members are still busy juggling the busy life stressors you no longer have to deal with.
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So, learning to be creative and active during this time is very important to ensure you get the most enjoyment possible out of this enchanting time in your life. You can preoccupy yourself with fun and rewarding activities that bring you happiness, satisfaction and respite from the dull or lonely feelings you may experience from time to time as a retired senior.
One important thing to consider as a retired senior is to join a local senior centre or other group facility geared toward seniors. These groups can offer you an array of opportunities to have some fun, stay active, learn and experience new things and relate with people your own age and who are at the same stage of life as you.
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If you feel lonely or bored, participating in some extra activities just might be what the doctor ordered. You’ll be surprised how many different games, exercise programs, and activities senior local centres can offer. You’ll develop new friendships, get a little more exercise, and most importantly have fun.
And, if you’re the type who prefers to stay at home, you can always bring some added help and companionship to your home. We provide personal support and companion care services that can be tailored to your specific needs.