When it comes time for seniors to retire, they don’t always know what to do with their spare time. Fortunately, Chicago in-home care providers have a few creative suggestions that will help seniors make the most of their retirement.
Write a Book
Wordsmiths should make it a goal to write a book on a subject that they’re skilled in or have studied for several years to offer their expertise on topics like starting a business or cooking. They can even consider writing a fictional book and creating an exciting storyline for hungry readers to devour. After completing the project, seniors can hire an editor and look for a publisher that can promote their book. They can even promote the book themselves by requesting to do book signings at local bookstores.
Take a Class
Inquisitive seniors can enroll in a class at a local community college or recreation center in to learn a new skill or hobby with other seniors. Pottery, photography, and zumba dance classes are all available to enhance creativity and allow seniors to meet new people. Seniors can even take a new class each season to learn new skills and become more well-rounded people.
Although most camps are geared towards welcoming children to enjoy activities in an outdoor environment, more camps are catering to seniors. Nowadays, seniors can choose from golf camp, wine camp, music camp, and art camp. They’ll get to travel to new destinations where they can enjoy a specific activity with other like-minded adults in a setting where new memories are made.
Host a Block Party
Seniors can even work toward making their community more tight-knit by hosting a block party where neighbors can socialize in the street and bring their own tasty dishes. Many seniors are nostalgic for the days when neighbors knew each other’s names and looked out for one another, which is why it’s important for at-home Chicago caregivers to encourage them to reach out and get involved in their neighborhoods. It’s also a good opportunity for seniors to trade recipes with other cooks in the neighborhood.
Help your loved one make the most of his or her retirement by calling Home Care Assistance at (847) 906-3991. Our professional stroke, dementia and Chicago Alzheimer’s caregivers are dedicated to helping seniors make the most of their golden years no matter what physical or mental limitations our clients face. Talk to a friendly Care Manager today and let us help change the way your loved one ages.