It is important to have a sense of purpose after retirement, as well as keeping active. Here are a few activities to participate in:


Volunteering can help take the mind off worries and increases social interaction. Organizations will always need help, and different generations will be involved as well.


Staying in shape helps increase physical fitness, as well as cardiovascular health. Exercise can improve mental health and can give you something to look forward to. Try taking a Zumba, Aerobics, or yoga class at the local gym.

Try a New Hobby:

Learning new skills is good for the brain and can also keep the body active. Take an art or cooking class, join a quilting or reading group. Volunteering is also a great option to occupy time and keep active.  

Go To College

Learning is for all ages. Take a few college classes at the local university. See if classes are offered for free or at a discount.


Travel to places where you have always wanted to go, or go on a road trip with friends or family. These memories will last for a long time. Retirement offers plenty of time to see the world.

Spend Time With Your Children and Grandchildren

One of the benefits of retirement is having more free time. This gives the opportunity to spend time with your children, as well as grandchildren. Take time to get to know the grandchildren and spend time with them. Take them to fun events, the science museum, amusement parks, the movies, the pool, or watch them as they play outside.