Top Ten Hobbies for Women 55 and Older
#10 Play an Instrument
Learning how to play an instrument in your spare time can bring you lots of enjoyment. It is also good to keep the fingers and hands moving so joints stay healthy!
Gardening is another fun activity that you can do alone or with friends. It keeps you moving and is relatively inexpensive to start. Best part is the grandkids love to help pick the weeds!
#8 Aqua Aerobics
Taking a class with friends at the local YMCA is a great way to stay in shape and make new friends!
Scrapbooking is so much fun and can be done alone or in a group! You can also use this hobby to go through all your photos and make scrapbooks for the kids or grandkids!
This new hobby puts you on the water with an instructor who teaches you how to sail a boat. Imagine your family’s surprise when you show them you learned a fun new hobby!
Yoga is a great hobby and it keeps you looking young and healthy. It combines breathing and relaxation practices that calm, refresh and revitalize the body. You can have doing this alone or with family. You can even go to your local YMCA or gym and there are usually plenty of classes to pick from!
Hiking is a great hobby to do with friends. It keeps your body moving and your mind young!
#3 Bird Watching
Everyone loves birds as they are fast and colorful! This is a great hobby for those of you who can set up a bird feeder in your yard and have a pair of binoculars. Once the birds start coming you take pictures of each of the different kinds and have fun identifying them later. The Audubon society or your local library would have lots of books on local wildlife!
#2 Cake Decorating
Can cake decorating be a form of art? … Yes! It is exactly that. Think of the cake as your canvas and the sugar as your medium! This is such a fun (and delish) hobby to get into! Because you make all of your own art, you are also the first to taste it! Get to decorating beautiful cakes!
#1 Learning Calligraphy
Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering with a pen, ink brush, or other writing instrument. This is such a fun hobby to do either alone or with a group of friends. You can do so many different projects once you know how to write beautifully. You can make anything from your own greeting cards, letters and name tags.