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You’re Never Too Old To Try Something New

Posted by Eskaton on Oct 12, 2016 8:31:22 AM

try-something-new_1.jpgAge is just a number. There is no such thing as “too old” to learn. In fact, the minute you stop learning is the minute you stop living.

A life-enriching lifestyle is one that includes a lot of variety and a constant infusion of new knowledge. The most interesting people in the world are constantly seeking new knowledge and enjoying new experiences.

When you’re exploring options for senior living, look for communities that support active older adults with a steady stream of new activities — week after week. This will ensure that you don’t get bored, and that you’ll always have plenty of new things to try.

Get the Free eBook ‘Embracing a New Way to Be Independent’ to learn how you can make retirement a time to relax, travel, take up new hobbies, indulge in all the things you love to do.

These tips will also help keep you on your toes with new experiences.

Tips For Enjoying An Active Senior Lifestyle

Go On A Trip – Somewhere You’ve Never Been

Whether it is somewhere you will need to learn a new language to navigate the area, try a new cuisine, or even learn a foreign currency, you’ll have so much more to gain from the experience through these types of learning. You’ll get to explore history firsthand, learn about other cultures, and increase your understanding of the world around you.

Take A Class – Embrace New Knowledge, Experience New Ideas

There are all kinds of fun classes you can take. Did you know there are Zumba classes for seniors? If you’re not quite that adventurous, there are art classes, cooking classes (ever cooked creole or Cajun food?), pottery classes, and even sailing classes you could take. It’s always fun to learn new skills, and these classes let you explore many different adventures. You don’t have to limit yourself to just one.

Start A Business – Open A New Chapter In Your Life

Colonel Sanders was 65 when the Kentucky Fried Chicken corporation was born. Before that he had practiced law and participated in many other ventures. Plenty others have begun successful businesses after what is traditionally considered retirement age. Maybe your story could be another one.

Take Up A New Hobby - Or Revisit An Old One

Maybe you’ve always want to learn how to salsa dance or square dance? What’s stopping you from learning now? Or, perhaps you always wanted to learn to play a musical instrument or paint a portrait. Regardless of what your interest is, dedicate yourself to pursuing it.

Embrace Technology – Learn New Tools For Living

Technology is getting smarter by the day. While there is a bit of a learning curve, you can use technology to communicate more easily with your children and grandchildren, keep up with family happenings, and reconnect with friends around the world.

Little things can make a big difference and learning something new leads to bigger and better things for both your quality of life and your enjoyment of it.

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Topics: Independent Living

Eskaton is a nonprofit senior living community in the greater Sacramento area. With nursing, short-term rehabilitation, community living, and in-home services (including Home Support Services), Eskaton has nearly 2,000 staff committed to helping seniors receive the care they need while prioritizing independence. Learn more about Eskaton today and call us at 888-684-6554.