Senior living communities offer residents the opportunity to partake in activities they may never have tried before. Whether it be a group exercise program, or a new hobby they want to try out, there’s no better time than the present! Retirees are often looking for new activities to engage and challenge their bodies and minds, and we have a list of some cool new things you can try out when living in a senior community.



Art can be created through many different mediums. Spending time creating art of any kind is excellent for the brain, it also can be an outlet for many people to relieve stress.

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Drama Club
  • Choral Group
  • Poetry
  • Photography


New Skills

Sometimes the most exciting part of picking up a new hobby is learning a new skill, retirement is the best time to dedicate yourself to learning something you’ve always wanted to learn, or perfecting a skill you may already have.

  • Lifelong Learning Class
  • Foreign Language Study
  • Pottery
  • Flower Arranging
  • Writing
  • Gardening



As you age, it’s more important than ever to keep your body moving. However, it doesn’t have to be a chore! Communities offer tons of fun and upbeat classes and activities that will get your heartrate up without you even noticing.

  • Pickleball
  • Tai Chi
  • Biking
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Swimming



If you love being around other people, choosing a group activity as your new hobby is a great idea! It will also be a wonderful way of meeting new residents who you may not have otherwise met.

  • Poker
  • Golf
  • Billiards
  • Chess
  • Checkers
  • Dominoes
  • Mahjong
  • Bridge