Crafts and Other Activities for Active Adults

Retirement is the time you get to do what you have always wanted to do. You are settled, both financially and professionally, and free from all the responsibilities of bringing up children. This is the time to explore your hidden talents and be praised for them. So, what do you think you like to do? Here are some options.

Playing an Instrument

If you have always liked playing an instrument, you can start doing so now. Learning to play the guitar or piano are activities that can bring you and the listeners immense pleasure. Just think, you can entertain your friends with your musical talents at parties, get-togethers, and any event and have fun while doing it.

Making Things

Nothing increases your concentration levels than making things. For example, designing and making jewelry is an ideal craft activity for older women. Older men, handy with hammers and other tools, can consider making birdhouses, clocks, and various other things. Making things is a good way to earn more money and have fun in the process of doing something you like to do.


If you have the skill of putting thoughts and ideas on paper, you can write poetry, novels, and short stories. There are many online opportunities for you to explore your talent and get paid for doing it. Writing is also a way to release tension and stress and, who knows, if you are lucky, you may even get to publish a book!

Art and Sculpture

Whether it is a lifelong passion or hobby you never had time to pursue, art and sculpture can provide you many hours of pleasure. You can relax, explore and share your talents with others, and joining an art program can also increase your social life. You get to meet others who share your passion and enjoy doing what you want.


This is another activity many seniors enjoy. It takes a lot of stamina, practice, and concentration to be a photographer. But, you can do it. Who knows, maybe you can become a professional photographer and show your work in galleries across the country. Or you can simply take pleasure in doing an activity that you have always wanted to pursue.

There are many activities seniors can try out now they have the time to do so. Most 55+ communities feature activities such as these for active adults. If you are interested in finding out more about this, visit our website®, and you will be able to find a community that enables you to explore your hidden talents.