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The Importance of Hobbies for Seniors

Healthy Aging | 03/27/20


What do you like to do in your spare time?

While you could pass time by watching whatever is on T.V. or surfing the internet, it’s also important to fill leisure time with an activity you enjoy. Having a hobby is important for people at all ages, but it’s especially important for seniors who have the luxury of newly found free time. Hobbies offer both mental and physical health benefits – keep reading to learn more.

The Benefits of Hobbies Include…

An Opportunity to Socialize: Is there an easier way to get to know someone than by starting off the conversation with a common interest? Hobbies allow you to connect with people holding similar interests to you, opening the door for engaging conversations and the opportunity for friendship.

An Avenue for Stress Relief: Hobbies are pleasurable activities that allow you to take a moment for yourself. By participating in hobbies, you’re able to let go of negative emotions or the worries of everyday life and focus on something that you enjoy.

A New Challenge or Experience: Hobbies allow you to try something with little pressure and enjoy the process of learning something new. Plus, along with being entertaining, new challenges offer brain stimulation that contributes to positive cognitive health.

A Way to Improve Physical Health: Some hobbies can keep us active, like swimming or hiking. When we participate in physical activity that we enjoy, fitness can turn from something we “have to do” to something we genuinely appreciate.

A Better Sense of Purpose: There’s nothing better for the mind and body than accomplishing a task and doing something that you love. Having an activity in your life that’s just for you and your happiness enriches your life.

Discover New Hobbies, or Reinvigorate Old Hobbies, at Crestwood Manor

We never have a shortage of things to do at Crestwood Manor. Whether it’s been a hobby you’ve enjoyed for some time or a new, exciting adventure you want to start, we fully encourage you to get involved and ignite your passions within our community. For those artistically inclined, our art studio allows you to create your next masterpiece. Hands-on activities like quilting and woodworking are available in designated areas in the community. And fitness opportunities include access to an indoor pool and physical activity classes.

There truly is something for everyone to enjoy in our community. Resident Karen Bokert shares, “We are so delighted with the openness to new ideas we have found at Crestwood Manor, and the willingness to have new residents share their talents and interests with everyone.”

Contact us today to learn more and schedule your personal tour.