Take Up a Hobby in Your Retirement

Retirement is the perfect time to really take advantage of that newfound free time. While there might be a hobby that you already have in mind – maybe something you’ve always wanted to try but figured you didn’t have the time – Sherwood Oaks Retirement Community also has a variety of classes and activities to get the ideas flowing for your new hobby!

A Variety of Healthy Activities

You can achieve two things when you take up a hobby that is also healthy for you. Staying physically fit can be a challenge when you are attempting to do it with an activity you don’t enjoy. But we’ve got plenty for you to do in order to keep yourself busy and fit, including:

A badminton court

  • A bocce court

  • A fitness center

  • Walking paths

  • Wimbledon croquet

  • Tai chi classes

  • Yoga classes

  • Interactive Nintendo Wii games

Here are some ideas of hobbies you can do on your own, too:

  • Buy a DVD and keep up your fitness in your living room

  • Watch healthy YouTube videos

  • Take up cooking as a hobby and learn to prepare healthier foods


A Look into the Arts

Getting creative in your free time is a great way to express yourself and turn it into something beautiful. We are a big fan of the arts at Sherwood Oaks, which is why you can:

  • Regularly attend free performances like a Tribute to Frank Sinatra

  • Spend time in our arts and ceramics studios

  • Make a masterpiece in our woodworking shop

On your own, you can consider taking part in these hobbies:

  • Photography, sharing your work with friends and family on websites like Flickr

  • Learn a new language!

  • Buy a sketchbook and learn how to draw

  • Have movie viewing nights at your patio apartment


Make Use of that Relaxing Time

There are some days where you just simply need a time to wind down and de-stress. For those days, we have activities like:

  • A billiard room where you can challenge someone to a friendly game of pool

  • A horseshoe pit

  • An indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi

  • A library filled with knowledge waiting just for you

  • A practice putting green for perfecting your swing

  • A greenhouse and garden plots for those with green thumbs

Some other activities to do on your own:

  • Start a blog about an activity you’re passionate about

  • Take up playing an online game (but don’t get too addicted!)

  • Start a book club with friends

  • Host a board game night and crown someone the king or queen of Monopoly

Sherwood Oaks residents – what hobbies have you found the time for in retirement? We would love for you to share!