You have the option to do whatever you would like with your retirement. Here are a few activities that are quite popular amongst the retirees today.

Volunteering

Are you the type of person that wants to make their retirement matter? Then volunteer just might be the perfect retirement activity for you. Consider using your extra time doing something you love, such as working at a museum, library, animal shelter, art gallery, hospital, etc. You will truly enjoy from the warm, positive, feeling that comes with helping others, as well as have the opportunity to socialize with other people. Many organizations look for volunteers above the age of 55 with experience and interest in that particular position or field.

Golfing

If you are the type of person that really enjoys sports, golf could be the retirement activity for you. Due to its relaxing nature, golfing has become one of the most popular sports for senior retiree’s. It is a great way to not only get out of the house, socialize with friends, and helps to fuel your mind.

Spending time with grandchildren

There are so many different activities you can do with your grandchildren. For example try scavenger hunts, baking, trips to the library, video games, looking through old photo books, and arts and crafts. All of these activities are not only great for kids of all ages but for you as well.

Gardening

Gardening is a hobby that has a variety of health benefits such as improving all motor skills, reducing stress levels, increasing levels of physical activity, maintaining mobility and flexibility, improving coordination and balance, as well as improving your hearts health. Not to mention a garden helps to make your home look beautiful.

Cooking

Cooking is a great way to relax as well as keep your mind stimulated. It is also an activity that you can help you bond with a grandchild, friend, or partner. Cooking can be an expensive hobby though, try these helpful food cutting cost tips.

Traveling

Now is the perfect time for you to go and explore the world if you choose to do so. Check out a few of our other blogs for travel locations and packing tips.

Would you like to try something new but your Social Security benefits don’t leave enough room for you to budge? If you are 62 or older and own your home, consider a reverse mortgage. A reverse mortgage works by paying the remaining balance of your mortgage and eliminating your monthly payment.* The remaining money from the reverse mortgage is tax-free** and is yours to use however you chose. It’s easy to find out if you qualify. A One Reverse Mortgage licensed expert will be able to help you determine if a reverse mortgage makes sense for your financial goals and they will be with you every step of the process.

*Homeowner is still responsible for taxes, insurance and property maintenance.
**Please consult with your financial advisor.