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For some, retirement can be daunting. After a lifetime of working, the idea of not working seems idle, and potentially boring. But “not working” simply means that your time is now your own to do with as you please, and if you so choose, you can fill your schedule with as many activities as you like—or, as much relaxation as you want. Although, it’s true that lack of stimulation can speed up mental and physical decline, so it’s certainly a good idea to pursue some self-directed activities. The list of potential activities is only limited to by what you choose… and recently, perhaps COVID-19.

Airdrie Over 50 Club

Because of the pandemic, social clubs have not been running as usual—but during most years, the Airdrie Over 50 Club is a hub of activities. This club normally features bridge, euchre, shuffleboard, table tennis, fitness sessions, dance lessons, potlucks, and much more—7 days a week. Keep up-to-date on their website noted below, and follow closely when we transition back to normalcy in the post-pandemic.

Community Links

The Community Links website, noted below, also has several programs, groups, and services that might be of interest to the senior community. Many of these groups have transitioned to become available online and are still available throughout the pandemic.

Meetup

“Meetup” is the name of a burgeoning social website/application designed to help connect people with similar interests. Despite the name, no physical meetup is actually necessary—and many of the groups have regular online meetups.

Activities To Do By Oneself

Now is the perfect time to take up that hobby that you’ve always wanted to try! The city of Airdrie has a wonderful network of walking trails, and a stroll is a fine way to get active.

Idleness can speed up mental and physical decline, but by staying mentally and physically active we can help to stave off the effects of aging. Hopefully this list will have helped you to make the most of retirement in Airdrie!  Also make sure to check out our activities calendar.

Resources

https://www.airdrieover50club.ca/

The Hamlets at Cedarwood Station is an independent-living, senior community in Airdrie, Alberta, just north of Calgary. Guided by the tenets of Christian faith, and with a stellar staff and multiple amenities, The Hamlets at Cedarwood Station, is the premier senior-living choice for the area.

If you have any questions about this article or would like further information about The Hamlets at Cedarwood Station, please call us at (403) 945-2222.

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