Being old and retired in no way means that life should come to a halt. In fact, all elderly people, who have so much time on their hands, should do and learn things which they always wanted to, when they were young but were unable to, due to professional and personal commitments.
So, if you always wanted to travel, if your health permits, go for it. If photography intrigued you, join a class, learn it and pursue this passion of yours. Likewise, depending upon your interests, make good use of your time, by taking up some fun hobbies.
By now, you must have seen many situations and events in your life, both good as well as bad. You must have seen your share of relationships, some working out and some don't. You have years of experience of working with people, living with a family and connecting to your children, grandchildren, friends and acquaintances.
In short, you must have lots of stories to tell! So, why not take up writing? Write a diary in your leisure time or write an article for a local newspaper or magazine, if you have good command over your language. If you have grandchildren, you can even try writing some stories for them and then entertain them with these, whenever they visit.
One of the best hobbies for elderly women is to take up cooking. If you had been working throughout, you might not have actually got time to cook up some elaborate dishes or try your hands at international cuisines.
So, now that you have all the time in the world to learn something new, try cuisines such as Chinese, Italian and Mexican. For holidays and Christmas, bake cookies and cakes for your friends and family and present them these in gift baskets.
Exercising is one hobby, which will make you healthy, strong, fit and happy. It is often seen that the elderly lead a sedentary lifestyle. With little physical activities, the incidence and possibility of diseases increases. So to avoid this, one should exercise every day for an hour.
This will ensure that you don't break your exercise regimen, at the same time, get to socialize and share some laughs with, everyday!
So, choose any of these crafts for the elderly, depending upon your choice and start with it.Once you master it, you can surprise your friends and family, by making some gifts for them, using your craft skills.
By taking up such hobbies, an elderly person gets to exercise his body and mind. He gives a new direction to his life and thus, does not feel left out or alone. Thus, in the end, it can be said that hobbies enhance their mood and gives them a purpose to live, and are thus, great for their health and peace of mind!