Retirement Activity Guides: Entertainment

Baby boomers grew up during a ballooning period of entertainment. Seventy-seven million strong, they said, “Entertain me.” Throughout their lifetime, communication and technology and grown and changed to accommodate them.

the retirement years provides an opportunity to not only be entertained, but also be involved in performing and producing entertainment. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Physical Science

The physical sciences is a broad group that focuses on the inorganic world. It consists of four sub areas: astronomy, physics, chemistry and the earth sciences (geology, geophysics, oceanography, and meteorology.)

The physical sciences allows the scientist to emerge as people study and engage in activities involving the inorganic world. Most occupations in the physical sciences require degrees, and often advanced degrees. The retirement years afford the opportunity for people to participate in these subjects as lifelong learners, volunteers or in leisure. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Social Science

Social science is a field of study that is interested in human societies and behaviors. This includes anthropology, archeology, economics, geography, history, psychology, philosophy, and sociology. (Other social science topics are covered elsewhere in the Retirement Activity Guides: education, law, communication and political science.) Like many of the activities in the Investigative section, advanced degrees are usually needed to work in this area. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Life Science

Life Science is the field of study interested in the in the science of living organisms, including plants, animals and human beings. Biology is the cornerstone of the life sciences. Other fields include, but not limited to, are: Anatomy, botany, ecology, physiology and zoology. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Being Physical

Aging Baby boomers are not slowing down physically as they age. Physical activity continues to be an important part of their lives. Because the majority of baby boomers didn’t work in back breaking jobs like their parents, the shape of their bodies is based on choice more than the deterioration from working on farms or factories. While it’s true baby boomers have overindulged and suffer from the affects with obesity and the corresponding ailments, everyday more people are embracing a healthier lifestyle. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Personal Services

Personal services involves catering to the needs, tastes and desires of others. Personal services is divided into five clusters: personal appearance, healing arts, well being, hospitality and personal/property caretaking. [Read more...]

Start a Retirement Business in Personal Services: Wellbeing

There is a wide range of retirement activities that are included under the umbrella called wellbeing. Many of these activities have their roots in ancient times. Throughout history, they have been revered and reviled depending on the beliefs of the culture at the time. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Animals

The empty nest no longer remains vacant for long as new retirees fill the space with every type of animal. Pets provide a wonderful something. For seniors who are alone, pets can provide a sense of meaning and companionship. If you have a dog you have to walk daily, they help us get physical active. In our community, neighbors meet each other and talk as they walk their dogs (and one cat), so pets facilitate and opportunity to connect with humans also. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Construction, Mechanical, Crafts

When I told my husband he needed a hobby in retirement, I wasn’t expecting him to take on the challenge of building a plane. Not a model, but a full sized, although small, flyable plane.

There’s a saying, “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” I’m not sure that exactly applies to the retirement years. Certainly, having a retirement activity that uses your hands to create, build, repair, and restore is as popular today has it has always been. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Education

One of my favorite elder stories came out of the 2004 tsunami. As most of southern Asia reeled from the effects of the devastation, CBS News ran a story of the Moken, an ancient people who have lived on or near the SE Asian waters for thousands of years. They spend up to seven or eight months of the year living in the water and traveling the coastline of Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia. On December 26, a clan of Moken living on the beaches in Thailand noticed the water recede into the distance. The elders, who understood the signs, warned the people to move to higher ground. [Read more...]