If you find yourself wondering what to do with your life after retirement, then you’re not alone. Lets face it, our working lives have shaped our daily lives for many years, and now all of a sudden, you could be thinking well what’s next? But fear not, because the world has not passed you by….
Think about it, you now have time to re-discover old hobbies or uncover new ones! So do not fear about the next chapter of your life, as this one can be the most exciting! Your life after retirement can begin in ernest, and here at The Elms, we’ve given you our top 5 ways to enjoy your life post retirement.
Engaging in Exercise
Now this may sound like a chore or something that you may find unappealing, but the fact is that you don’t have to sprint like Linford Christie to stay in good health. Walking, Swimming or gardening are excellent ways to get your exercise in and can be fun, especially if you and a friend make a routine out of it. But think about a form of exercise that you were either interested in a while back and can pursue now. And there are so many options available – Golf, Walking Football, Bowls and so much more. How about joining your local leisure centre? Check your local community leisure centre for classes that are tailored to you.
Short Breaks / Holidays
If you have been planning a holiday or a road trip then there’s no time like the present to make that happen! If it’s an annual holiday you always wanted to go on, then there really is no time better than now to start planning it. Or even if you have dreamed of spending a certain amount of time in the year away from home, then again, now it the time to start planning for that. And do not be afraid to venture out as I’m sure there are places you always wanted to visit – well now’s the time to explore!
Rekindling Friendships & Old Relations
If you feel as though you’ve lost contact with many people over the years, then again now is the time to rekindle those relations. And the chances are that people are also in the same mindset as you are and are looking to get back in touch with you too. Over time, we all go through different phases in our lives and we may encounter the misfortune of losing touch with certain people in our lives at the time. And most of the time this isn’t intentional, but you now have the opportunity to reunite with those people. And who knows, they might be the person you need to join certain clubs and community activities with!
Learning Fun New Skills
If you’ve ever thought to yourself that you’re too old to learn new skills, then think again! For example you may have thought to yourself that you’ve always wanted to learn how to ballroom dance or take that art class, or even how to play the piano – then now is the time for you to pick up those skills! And there is an age-old adage which states that ‘you only age when stop dreaming’ and we encourage you to keep dreaming and keep learning!
Dedicated Retirement Reservation / Community
If you are looking to downsize your current home or looking for a place where other retirees are, you may be interested to know that there are dedicated retirement villages throughout the UK where you can purchase a retirement home. Now lets be clear, these are not care homes, but these are independent park homes, where you can live amongst other retirees. A common thought that many retirees have is the awful thought of loneliness. Retirement can be a daunting thought for many people and understandably so, but it does not have to be a lonely experience. Here at The Elms Retirement Village, we have many residents who own their homes here that had the same thoughts and insecurities about retirement that you probably have. However, we have built up one of the most renowned retirement communities here in the UK. And there is always something happening to have you feeling far from bored and lonely!
So in conclusion, there are many different ways you can invigorate your life after retirement as outlined above, but the underlying theme here is that you are in complete control. And it is your decision to make on how you invest in your future, and just because you’re now retired does not mean that your future is bleak. Try new things, expand your experiences and awaken some those ambitions you had that may have been hidden.
If the idea of retirement villages sounds like something you would like to explore further, then get in touch with us here at The Elms, on 01427 718 243. Don’t forget to visit our park homes for sale page, to get an idea of some of the properties here at The Elms.