3 More Assisted Living Community Myths DebunkedDecember 14, 2021
5 Myths on Utah Type 1 Vs. Type 2 Assisted Living, DebunkedFebruary 8, 2022
3 Ways for Seniors to Live a Fulfilling, Purpose-Driven Life
For many people, retiring and entering the senior years of life comes with a struggle for purpose. It’s great when our days are freer and more relaxing, sure, but some people actually end up struggling to find productive, meaningful ways to fill their time.
At Cozy Retire, we’re happy to offer numerous activities and enrichment programs as part of our assisted living and senior care communities, offering our guests a wide range of options for how to spend their time. Whether you’re a senior yourself, a family member or any kind of caregiver, what are some other ways seniors can lead a fulfilling, purpose-driven life based on their interests and desires? Here are some tips we often recommend.
Think About What You Truly Love
Living with purpose during the senior years starts by following your heart and doing something you truly love. Maybe it’s photography, or a new language, or a creative outlet like painting or writing. If you don’t know yet what fills your cup to the brim, do some soul-searching and spend time reflecting on what activities make you happy.
Not only will this theme keep your days enjoyable, it will also limit your time spent sitting around with nothing to do. You’ll naturally want to fill your time with activities that make you happy, which means you won’t struggle as much to find something productive and meaningful on a daily basis.
Whether these are within your community or across the world, supporting causes that matter to you is another great way seniors can live a purpose-driven life. Do some research on local organizations and causes in your area, or get creative about what you want to support. For example, if you love animals, consider donating supplies to an animal shelter or lending your pet expertise by spending time with shelter animals.
In addition to supporting what you care about, getting involved in your community and being a voice for the causes you care about is an excellent way to lead a purpose-driven life. You can also discuss these passions with family members or friends so they can get behind them too!
Hobbies and Interests
You also need to have some personal time to just have fun and enjoy yourself. Hobbies are the perfect way to do this, whether you love to grow flowers in your garden or collect stamps from around the world. Even though these types of personal interests don’t necessarily support a cause or someone else, they still help keep your mind sharp, your body active and your life interesting.
If you’re struggling to find a hobby you love, consider trying out new things or participating in short-term engagements. You can enroll in an art class for seniors, for example, or take on a specific project for your family’s next big vacation. The possibilities are endless! Most importantly, remember to make time for yourself and what makes you happy.
For more on living a fulfilling, purpose-driven life as a senior, or to learn about any of our assisted living or senior care community services, speak to the staff at Cozy Retire today.