Hobbies for seniors over 60 are better!
Hobbies for seniors over 60 are better!
Hobbies for seniors over 60 are just that much better! Hobbies are an expression of our real loves, the things that may not have been able to support us financially, but more than supported us in so many other ways. Seniors are in the the enviable position of not thinking their hobby will make them rich. The kid with a pretty good curve ball might get the fantasy of a career with the Yankees, but seniors that enjoy their sports get to just love them for the fun of it.
In this video I urge all of us getting progressively older to enjoy those things we never got around to that maybe we can find the time for now. I share the things that have kept me interested for a lifetime. What are yours?
If you are in retirement or getting close, think about how you will spend the new time available to you. It could be the time of your life.
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Musical Accompaniment by Dee Yan-Key “Cornflowers”
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My hobbies…..golly, I’m not sure I really have any. Your passion is inspiring.
I’m 51, but I just invested in a guitar. I haven’t seriously paid, but I prepaid for lessons. I’m hoping to enjoy myself!
I just made 60, my hobbies are childbirth (Doula work), woodworking, and having fun at the range.
What I still do:
Soundtrack & classical CD collecting
Action figures (Meghan Tiede – Kaiju!!)
Movie still & poster collecting
Nerding out on SF & fantasty entertainment
Walks and outdoor activity
Astronomy and space
Keeping my ears open to new music
What’s new to do:
Funding & producing music
Podcast listening (including… 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻)
Glad to know about your hobbies. Got me thinking about mine over the years. Bob and I both liked antiquing. I still enjoy antique shops. A major one is collecting glass–Fostoria, Heisey, It gleams and glows on the shelves here. I no longer search for it because the shelves are full. Starting from when I was a kid I sang in choruses and choirs and didn’t stop doing that until recently. At one point I bought an old upright Steinway piano and could actually play. Gave it away sometime back. Had numerous cameras. Nothing fancy. I was of the slide generation. Yuck. What an awful technology. Got rid of them once I moved to Gloucester. But I still take a lot of photos. And I read.
I started reading science fiction at a very early age and continued to this day. I have over 1100 sci-fi paperbacks on shelves in my basement. Just started skating again with my granddaughters. I remember Footes pond. The Mustang I bought in High school is still with me and tinkering with it all the time. Astronomy is a hobby that waxes and wanes with me and I still use the telescope 🔭 I built in middle school.
I have always had hobbies and always encouraged friends and family to get hobbies. I still have an airplane, my ham radio, rock tumbling, now 3 d printing, and am looking for a new hobby at 70 years old. Maybe scuba diving again.
When I was in high school I was involved with the theater group mostly back stage work and have done that off and on since, I also developed an interest in photography which I still have. I also started making models mostly operational steamboat and have continued doing that. I started long distance rifle shooting in High School initially with the Air Cadets, that progressed into handgun shooting, which paused for a while while I raised a family, but I am getting back into it and my son is interested. I have also been a Scout Leader for over 25years.
First visit to your site. I have always wanted to play music too. I quit even listening to music over the past 15 years as many family elders died and depression set in. Now digging out and trying to re-focus on my hammered dulcimer. Have always sewn and created clothes and costumes for my kids, but get little to no pleasure from it currently; have downsized much of that. Also do genealogy and plan to resume that perhaps next year. I have ADHD so am quick to distraction. Right now trying to downsize our family photos for 6 kids. We are in our mid-70’s and will downsize our home sometime in the next 10 years. I do not want my kids to have to sort as much as my previous generation’s dumped on me. I clean out a little every day; I guess "decluttering" has become a hobby of sorts.