Hobbies for the elderly community

May, 2013

Being old and retired does not mean life automatically comes to a halt. Far from it; following senior retirement, living life to the full can really begin!

Your elderly relative or family friends now have time on their hands to take up hobbies, learn new skills and have a bit of fun! So to help them on their way we’ve compiled some information for elderly relatives detailing some of the more popular hobbies and activities that appeal to senior citizens.

Our hobby advice for the elderly has been separated into 5 categories and today we kick off with arts & craft, and gardening.

Art and Craft

Go to any craft store, like Hobbycraft, to find books and kits on a number of crafts; from painting to block printing or jewelry making and knitting to name but a few. Encourage your relative to choose any of these crafts and just go for it! Once mastered, they can surprise your friends and family, by making some gifts for them, using their craft skills.


Being in the midst of nature, nurturing the plants, watering them, listening to the birds chirp – all these can be very therapeutic for the elderly. If you or your relative have a garden, they could even make a small business with this hobby by growing some essential herbs, which have a huge market today. Otherwise, keeping a few potted plants and nurturing them is equally satisfying and a great way to pass time for the elderly.

Make sure you pop back next week as we continue to delve into hobbies and activities suitable for your elderly relatives.

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