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                    [post_content] => Staying busy can be tough when there are so many hobbies you can pick up! From learning something new online to picking up an old former hobby, your options are endless. Since starting a hobby is a great way to add structure to your daily routine and strengthen your brain, we’ve decided to round up our top 7 retirement hobbies for seniors.

Online Learning

Taking the time to learn something new at any age of your life is important! Learning new things, whether it’s a hobby, or a lifelong interest that you want to learn more about, learning can bring joy and structure to your day-to-day. Online learning is accessible, flexible, and often very cost-effective. With minimal supplies, other than a computer or tablet and an internet connection, you can find a variety of how-to videos on YouTube, or short, self-directed courses through local colleges and universities. The best part? Many online learning options are fairly cheap, costing you a fraction of what an in-person class would, and sometimes, they’re even free! By choosing to learn online, you’re able to utilize a customized learning experience that works best for you.

Walking and Hiking Groups

One of the easiest and healthiest hobbies to take up is to join a walking or hiking group! Not only will you have the chance to get out of the house and into the fresh air, but you’ll feel great while doing it! Walking for a quick 45-minutes a day has a variety of positive impacts on your health, including lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and reducing your risk of heart attacks and strokes. Some of our favourite trails are Mt. Thom Park, Chilliwack Community Forest, Jinkerson Park, and Sardis Park.

Book Club

You may remember book clubs being all the rage years ago, but they’re definitely seeing a resurgence with readers of all ages! Reading as you age helps with a variety of things, including your overall cognitive health, your ability to concentrate, and your ability to deal with stress and improve your memory. Joining a book club means you’re joining a community of likeminded individuals with similar goals and beliefs as you. Whether you’re reading a classic or something new, you’ll be sure to find a deep connection with your book club friends. In addition to joining a community of likeminded people, book clubs offer you a glimpse into society from another point of view. When you have a chance to discuss a topic that you’re passionate about, you often hear a variety of interpretations, which expands your knowledge.

Scrapbooking

Looking for an easy at-home hobby? Why not try out scrapbooking! Not only does scrapbooking help you preserve your cherished memories, but it also helps you sort through your boxes of photographs and declutter! Scrapbooking as a hobby is a great way to get those creative juices flowing. You can spend hours upon hours sifting through your photos and other memorabilia and planning how you want each page of your scrapbook to look. The best part? It’s a hobby that can be passed down to your kids and grandkids.

Photography

Photography is another great hobby for seniors, and it pairs especially well with online learning. There are hundreds of websites, videos, and forums dedicated to photography for beginners and they’re often rich in content and free to access. Photography allows you to understand your hidden artistic abilities! You don’t need the latest technology or a fancy camera to start your journey, a simple cellphone camera should do the trick, especially when you’re starting out. So, the next time you’re thinking of taking a walk-through Chilliwack’s beautiful trails, why not bring your camera along for the trip?

Gardening

Are you looking for a hobby that keeps you close to home? Gardening will do the trick – and you can do it year-round! Gardening is an ideal activity for seniors because it’s fun, allows you to be creative, and aids in daily exercise. Gardening on a regular basis improves your body physically and mentally, with light lifting, bending, and reaching, as well as pre-planning what your space will look like. With the ability to garden year-round, you can get pretty creative with your space, even if it’s on the smaller side. From planning to planting seeds, to watching them grow and flourish into your beautiful masterpiece, you’ll find yourself invested throughout the entire process. The next time you’re looking for a couple of plans to spruce up your outdoor space, why not check out a local gardening centre? Our favourite gardening centre is Minter Country Garden.

Bird Watching

Are you interested in getting outdoors and learning about your local ecosystem? Why not try bird watching? Bird watching can be enjoyed at any age and mobility level. Not only does it get you outside, but it can aid in a variety of health-related issues as well. By spending time in nature, you can decrease stresses and anxiety, and practice your meditation skills. Now that you’ve heard our top list of hobbies, what are you waiting for? It’s time to try one out and see what you’ll like! For a limited time, Malloway Village is offering a fast-close bonus on select home purchases. Right now, you can save $20,000 on the purchase of your new home. For more information, contact us today by email at cliff@mallowayvillage.com or by phone at 604-961-5160. [post_title] => The 7 Best Retirement Hobbies for Seniors [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-7-best-retirement-hobbies-for-seniors [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-10-05 15:17:45 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-10-05 22:17:45 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://mallowayvillage.ca/?p=8578 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8568 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2020-09-17 13:39:41 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-09-17 20:39:41 [post_content] => Adult living is becoming an increasingly enticing option for adults. You’re surrounded by a community of other retirees, living in an accessible and beautiful space. Whether you’re planning to retire early, looking to step away from your work and move to a part-time, work from home role, or looking to downsize from your family home to a smaller, updated space, retiree living is on the horizon for many – and for good reason. Here at Malloway Village, we’re reinventing adult living to create welcoming, safe, living spaces for the 45+ community. Built with the retiree lifestyle in mind, Malloway Village offers a contemporary design with open floor plans, high-end finishings, and modern amenities for an upscale living space.

Floor Plans to Fit the Retiree Lifestyle

Malloway Village offers an upscale gated community for retirees. With a collection of distinguished rancher-style homes, Malloway Village offers four floor plans to choose from that range in layout and size. Whether you’re looking for a space for an added hobby room, home office, or movie room, you’ll find the perfect space at Malloway Village. Our rancher-style homes all offer a two-bedroom and den layout and additional space for whatever you need. The best part? We also offer extended floorplans where you can customize individual rooms. Additionally, we offer home buyers the opportunity to purchase homes that are still in the construction phase, allowing them to customize their space to their liking before moving in.

Home Features That Age with You in Mind

With our ease of use design, each home offers a variety of amazing features. All homes feature open living spaces with master bedrooms on the main floor and are wheel-chair and walker accessible. With the ability to be modified over time to best fit your needs, our homes age with you in mind. Some of our built-in home features include reinforced grab bars in bathtubs and showers, lowered light switches, and the ability to lower counters and cabinetry in the kitchen. Additional upgrade features include a bank of drawers instead of cupboards, roll-out shelves, and garburator installation.

Amenities for Everyone

In addition to our beautiful homes and their features, Malloway Village plans to offer a variety of amenities for our residents including pickleball courts and RV parking. Get out and enjoy the weather without leaving your community with access to our pickleball courts where you can get some easy exercise and easily meet your neighbours. Our RV parking will offer residents room to park their RV, no matter the size, and you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your RV is nearby in a safe and gated area.

Find Your New Forever Home in the Heart of Chilliwack, BC

Chilliwack, BC is becoming an increasingly popular place for retirees to settle down. It’s a great community with access to shopping, dining, recreation centres, and a variety of other shops and services. By understanding the wants and needs of retirees, Malloway Village creates the ideal community to retire in. With great amenities for residents and their family and friends, you’ll find yourself immersed in a beautiful modern space and never wanting to leave! For a limited time, Malloway Village is offering a fast-close bonus on select home purchases. Right now, you can save $20,000 on the purchase of your new home. For more information, contact us today by email at cliff@mallowayvillage.com or by phone at 604-961-5160.   [post_title] => How Malloway Village is Reinventing Adult Living in Chilliwack, BC [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => how-malloway-village-is-reinventing-adult-living-in-chilliwack-bc [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-09-18 11:37:37 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-09-18 18:37:37 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://mallowayvillage.ca/?p=8568 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8558 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2020-09-10 08:51:44 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-09-10 15:51:44 [post_content] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtUwhNEQemI Malloway Village is Chilliwack BC’s newest active adult-living gated retirement community. With over 100 homes in our development, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a community of like-minded individuals where you can make lifelong friendships. Check out our latest video tour of our Dogwood extended floor plan. Cliff Armstrong walks you through one of our Dogwood homes and explains how home buyers are given the opportunity to customize their space to their liking before moving in. With over 2000 square feet of space, you’ll find yourself mapping out your dream home the minute you step inside. For a limited time, Malloway Village is offering a fast-close bonus on select home purchases. Right now, you can save $20,000 on the purchase of your new home. For more information, contact us today by email at cliff@mallowayvillage.com or by phone at 604-961-5160. [post_title] => Take a Video Tour of Our Dogwood Home [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => take-a-video-tour-of-our-dogwood-home [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-09-10 09:11:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-09-10 16:11:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://mallowayvillage.ca/?p=8558 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8548 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2020-08-26 14:20:15 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-08-26 21:20:15 [post_content] => Looking for your next forever home, where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Look no further than Malloway Village. With our spacious and thoughtful floor plans and beautiful gated community, you can retire in style in BC's beautiful Fraser Valley.

A Community for Everyone

Malloway Village is situated in Sardis, BC in a community of year-round activities such as summer golfing and walking the Vedder River trail during any season. At Malloway Village, endless possibilities lie just beyond your front door. Within minutes you can be shopping at Garrison Crossing or hiking Mount Thom Trail. If dining and arts are more your scene you won’t be disappointed either. Chilliwack’s art scene is host to the beautiful Chilliwack Cultural Centre, the cities facility for the performing arts where you can immerse yourself in music, dance, and theatre. Chilliwack’s food scene offers a variety of choices for your taste buds. Whether you’re looking for classic pub fare or a quaint café, you’ll find one in the neighbourhood!

Spend Time Outdoors with Loved Ones

Golf lovers can tee off at some of Chilliwack’s best courses, including Chilliwack Golf Club, the Falls, and Cultus Lake Golf! Enjoy an afternoon in the sun with family and friends as you make your way through the course. If fishing is more your scene, Chilliwack’s got you covered with a variety of fishing spots. Malloway Village residents can enjoy fishing Sturgeon, Steelhead, and Salmon in the Vedder and Fraser rivers.

What’s Not to Love?

So, now that you have a better idea of what Chilliwack has to offer, what are you waiting for? Malloway Village is Chilliwack’s newest active adult-living gated retirement community. With a variety of thoughtful home features, you can rest assured that your home grows with you. Book an appointment to visit our show homes by emailing us at cliff@mallowayvillage.ca. To request your sales package, click here here. [post_title] => Your Perfect Home Awaits at Malloway Village [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => your-perfect-home-awaits-at-malloway-village [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-31 13:57:34 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-31 20:57:34 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://mallowayvillage.ca/?p=8548 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8538 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2020-08-18 16:42:59 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-08-18 23:42:59 [post_content] => https://youtu.be/Pi-NHfYvT-E Retire in style with Malloway Village, the newest gated community development from Canadian Retirement Developments located in Chilliwack, BC. With an expansive neighbourhood and local community feel, you’ll find yourself immersed in the beauty and nature that Chilliwack has to offer.

Four Floor Plans to Suit Your Needs

Malloway Village offers four different floorplans - Dogwood, Sycamore, Beech, and Willow, which are all unique to your living needs. The best part? Since Malloway Village is an established neighbourhood already and continues construction, you can choose your favourite lot and floorplan to design the ultimate living space. Our floor plans start at 1210 square feet and range up to 1900 square feet to suit your needs. Wither you need a spare bedroom home office, or craft room, each of our floorplans offers two spacious bedrooms and a den space. In addition to our standard two-bedroom and den floorplans, each house includes a spacious covered front porch, full-size driveway, double garage, and great backyard area for all your entertaining needs. Our Willow home offers a lovely layout for those of you needing a guest bedroom or office space within the house. With 1210 square feet, you can enjoy your morning coffee on your covered front deck, or from your spacious open-living kitchen. Our Beech home offers 1426 square feet of luxurious space. With bedrooms on the opposite sides of the house you’ll have all the privacy you need when guests are over. Additionally, the layout of the great room, kitchen, and dining area lends to family gatherings with its open and bright space. Our Sycamore home offers an amazing open living floorplan in a rancher-style single level home. With 1426 square foot, including a spacious den at the entrance, away from the main living space of the kitchen, eating area, and great room, you’ll have a peaceful space away from all the action of daily life. Our Dogwood home is our most expansive. With 1900 square feet, an open West Coast design, 9’ ceilings, and an additional games or hobby room in the upstairs area, it’s our most spacious floorplan yet. Each Malloway Village home is created with the retiree in mind and offers a wide variety of home features, such as wheel-chair and walker accessible spaces. With our wide range in square footage, each Malloway Village home is built with toxic-free materials and recycled products where possible. Additionally, all properties are wired for electric cars, air conditioning, and geothermal heating. Some other home features include a cozy custom fireplace, a spacious master walk-in closet, and a soaker tub and shower in the main bathroom. Are you ready to make Malloway Village your new forever home? 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With the beautiful nature, lively community, delicious restaurants, and local shops, you’ll find yourself asking “why didn’t I do this sooner?!”   Recent Chilliwack MLS® statistics show that June 2020 housing sales in Chilliwack were up 30% compared to June 2019, despite COVID-19. Individuals, families, and couples are still on the hunt for their perfect home, and you could follow suit at Malloway Village. Over the past month, the real estate market has seen over 360 new listings and 172 houses sold. Houses average 29 days on the market, and the selling to listing ration is 98%.   Located minutes away from Vedder Crossing, Malloway Village is Chilliwack’s newest active adult-living gated retirement community. Honouring the land in which Malloway Village was constructed on, the community is rich in culture and history and has been developed to showcase environmental stewardship. By incorporating toxin-free building materials, wiring for electrical cars, geothermal heating, and materials constructed from recycled products where possible, Malloway Village offers its homeowners a space that grows with them.   With four 2-bedroom and den floor plans to choose from at Malloway Village, you’ll be sure to find your perfect fit. Floorplans range from 1210 sq. ft. to 1900 sq. ft and offer the option for customizable upgraded features. Bright and open spaces include dramatic 12’ vaulted ceilings in the great room areas and 9’ ceilings throughout the remainder of the home. Open floor plans with spacious den areas offer the option to have a separate office space away from the hustle and bustle of your day-to-day. Malloway Village is also preparing to incorporate pickleball courts and a secured RV parking area for our valued homeowners. [post_title] => Now is the time to purchase a home in Malloway Village and here’s why! 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Your kid's school projects, past birthday gifts, photos, cards, you know, all the stuff that you want to keep but don't know where it should go. There is so much more to downsizing than just the physical act of decluttering your home. More often than not, it's the home you've lived in with loved ones for years, sometimes even decades, so there's even more reason to hold onto things and have sentimental feelings towards your belongings. Downsizing for seniors can reveal may emotions and challenges, so we've compiled some tips on how to take on this challenge.  

Understand the reason for downsizing

Sometimes, we don't evaluate and understand the reason why we need downsizing. Are there specific pros and cons to this in your specific situation? Do you have a list of items that you know you’d like to keep? It’s always great to have a game plan set in place, even if it’s just the basics. We suggest reviewing all the major things you know you’ll need in your new home like furniture, household appliances, and your everyday items like clothes. From there, you can sort through secondary items like books, wall decorations, and photos.  

Get help from family and friends

Downsizing is a huge task, and it’s hard to do it all alone. That’s why we suggest asking for help from family and friends. Telling them about your plan and keeping open communication can help to create a seamless downsizing experience.  

Use a sorting system when decluttering

It’s hard to not consider specific belongings meaningful and important. Maybe it’s a piece of art or a handwritten card that you can’t seem to part with, or maybe it’s an item of clothing that you wore on your wedding day, or to a graduation ceremony. Different belongings will have a different meaning to everyone, so there’s no right or wrong way to create a decluttering system. We suggest assessing your belongings before you start your decluttering process. This will give you the chance to make notes on which items you know you’ll 100% want to get rid of and which you’ll want to keep. After this preliminary assessment of your belongings, you can start sorting through what you’ll keep, donate and sell.  

Most importantly, take some time to reminisce!

As we’re sure you know downsizing is a long and emotional task, so why not take some time to reminisce and remember all those fond memories? When you’re sorting through years and years of belongings, a rush of memories can be brought back, both good and bad. Having a chance to reflect on your past means having a chance to understand situations from a different point of view with a fresh set of eyes. Looking for the right place to downsize to? Malloway Village offers a variety of beautiful two-bedroom and den floorplans that work for a variety of families and individuals. We’re currently offering private home viewings and virtual tours of our two show homes. You can read all about our show homes here. [post_title] => Downsizing the Right Way: Tips and tricks for an easy transition into your new home! 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Pickleball is a great form of light exercise for individuals of any age and is quite favoured by seniors. Pickleball is a paddleball sport that follows similar rules of tennis, badminton and table tennis and can be played in groups of twos or fours, making it an ideal game for couples and neighbours. Malloway Village will also be working on the construction of our RV storage park this summer. With room to park your RV, no matter the size, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your RV is nearby in a safe area that you can visit whenever you need. In addition to the pickleball courts and the RV parking area, Malloway Village also offers a friendly and long-term community for its residents. Not only will you be surrounded by individuals of a similar age, but you’ll be a part of a community of individuals who work to help one another in times of need. Maybe that means picking up the odd grocery item for your neighbour, or lending out a landscaping tool like a shovel, you can rest assured that you’ll be surrounded by a caring and kind community. You’ll find your friendships with your neighbours will flourish when you’re at Malloway Village. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Malloway Village is offering virtual home tours of our two beautifully furnished show homes. For additional information or to book an appointment to view our Show Homes in person, please email cliff@mallowayvillage.ca or call 604-961-5160. [post_title] => Social Activities at Malloway Village [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => social-activities-at-malloway-village [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-05-21 11:46:22 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-05-21 18:46:22 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://mallowayvillage.ca/?p=8516 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8483 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2020-04-22 12:07:32 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-04-22 19:07:32 [post_content] => The recent news of COVID-19 has changed the way we go about our day-to-day tasks so much so that some of us are now working from home, taking care of our grandkids and other family members, and scheduling our limited grocery runs from week to week. But that doesn’t mean searching for your future retirement home has slowed down. Sales are still in full swing with nearly 100 homes sold this passed month in the Chilliwack area. Here at Malloway Village, we understand that real estate remains important to those of you who are on the lookout for your new forever home. We also understand how difficult it is these days for retirees to get out and about for their appointments. That’s why at Malloway Village, we’ve introduced and implemented the option of private home viewings and virtual tours for our two show homes. Our sanitized show homes may be closed to walk-in appointments but they remain open for both private viewings and virtual viewings. We’re taking all the necessary precautions to make sure both our team and our valued clients remain safe during these difficult times. From practicing social distancing during private viewings, to sanitizing our show homes with the utmost care, we’re working hard to make sure your time, whether that’s during an in-person private viewing or virtual viewing, is used efficiently so that you can learn all about Malloway Village and what we have to offer. If you’d like to book an appointment with us, either in-person please book an exclusive appointment with our sales staff to view one of our fully-furnished, sanitized show homes. If viewing from the comfort of your own home is more your style, please book an online showing with Cliff Armstrong, the Malloway Village Sales Manager, and he’ll walk you through the entire show home property. Join us this Saturday, April 25th at 2PM for our first ever Facebook Live Open House. You’ll have the chance to win a variety of great prizes that you can use to spruce up your home all while seeing the beautiful show homes that Malloway Village has to offer. You won’t want to miss out on this unique opportunity to win prizes to Canadian Tire and Minter County Gardens while viewing our homes!   For more information about our live tour, contact us at: cliff@mallowayvillage.ca 604-961-5160   [post_title] => The Changing Face of Real Estate: How Malloway Village is helping retirees’ shop for their future retirement home, from the comfort of their own home. [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-changing-face-of-real-estate-how-malloway-village-is-helping-retirees-shop-for-their-future-retirement-home-from-the-comfort-of-their-own-home [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-04-22 12:07:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-04-22 19:07:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://mallowayvillage.ca/?p=8483 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8415 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2020-03-26 16:46:12 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-03-26 23:46:12 [post_content] => We’re well underway in our spring construction, so we thought we’d bring you along to our beautiful gated community. In this short video, join us, along with Cliff Armstrong, our Malloway Village Sales Manager as we take a quick tour through the residence. With over 100 individual houses in a variety of construction phases, we’re seeing new residents move in on a regular basis. We would love to meet those of you who are interested in viewing our Malloway Village Show Homes and are currently operating on an appointment only basis. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with us, please email us at cliff@mallowayvillage.ca or call us at 604-961-5160   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAjGp4lpdGY   [post_title] => Construction Update at Malloway Village [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => construction-update-at-malloway-village [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-04-16 10:39:13 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-04-16 17:39:13 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://mallowayvillage.ca/?p=8415 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 10 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8578 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2020-10-05 15:17:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-10-05 22:17:45 [post_content] => Staying busy can be tough when there are so many hobbies you can pick up! From learning something new online to picking up an old former hobby, your options are endless. Since starting a hobby is a great way to add structure to your daily routine and strengthen your brain, we’ve decided to round up our top 7 retirement hobbies for seniors.

Online Learning

Taking the time to learn something new at any age of your life is important! Learning new things, whether it’s a hobby, or a lifelong interest that you want to learn more about, learning can bring joy and structure to your day-to-day. Online learning is accessible, flexible, and often very cost-effective. With minimal supplies, other than a computer or tablet and an internet connection, you can find a variety of how-to videos on YouTube, or short, self-directed courses through local colleges and universities. The best part? Many online learning options are fairly cheap, costing you a fraction of what an in-person class would, and sometimes, they’re even free! By choosing to learn online, you’re able to utilize a customized learning experience that works best for you.

Walking and Hiking Groups

One of the easiest and healthiest hobbies to take up is to join a walking or hiking group! Not only will you have the chance to get out of the house and into the fresh air, but you’ll feel great while doing it! Walking for a quick 45-minutes a day has a variety of positive impacts on your health, including lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and reducing your risk of heart attacks and strokes. Some of our favourite trails are Mt. Thom Park, Chilliwack Community Forest, Jinkerson Park, and Sardis Park.

Book Club

You may remember book clubs being all the rage years ago, but they’re definitely seeing a resurgence with readers of all ages! Reading as you age helps with a variety of things, including your overall cognitive health, your ability to concentrate, and your ability to deal with stress and improve your memory. Joining a book club means you’re joining a community of likeminded individuals with similar goals and beliefs as you. Whether you’re reading a classic or something new, you’ll be sure to find a deep connection with your book club friends. In addition to joining a community of likeminded people, book clubs offer you a glimpse into society from another point of view. When you have a chance to discuss a topic that you’re passionate about, you often hear a variety of interpretations, which expands your knowledge.

Scrapbooking

Looking for an easy at-home hobby? Why not try out scrapbooking! Not only does scrapbooking help you preserve your cherished memories, but it also helps you sort through your boxes of photographs and declutter! Scrapbooking as a hobby is a great way to get those creative juices flowing. You can spend hours upon hours sifting through your photos and other memorabilia and planning how you want each page of your scrapbook to look. The best part? It’s a hobby that can be passed down to your kids and grandkids.

Photography

Photography is another great hobby for seniors, and it pairs especially well with online learning. There are hundreds of websites, videos, and forums dedicated to photography for beginners and they’re often rich in content and free to access. Photography allows you to understand your hidden artistic abilities! You don’t need the latest technology or a fancy camera to start your journey, a simple cellphone camera should do the trick, especially when you’re starting out. So, the next time you’re thinking of taking a walk-through Chilliwack’s beautiful trails, why not bring your camera along for the trip?

Gardening

Are you looking for a hobby that keeps you close to home? Gardening will do the trick – and you can do it year-round! Gardening is an ideal activity for seniors because it’s fun, allows you to be creative, and aids in daily exercise. Gardening on a regular basis improves your body physically and mentally, with light lifting, bending, and reaching, as well as pre-planning what your space will look like. With the ability to garden year-round, you can get pretty creative with your space, even if it’s on the smaller side. From planning to planting seeds, to watching them grow and flourish into your beautiful masterpiece, you’ll find yourself invested throughout the entire process. The next time you’re looking for a couple of plans to spruce up your outdoor space, why not check out a local gardening centre? Our favourite gardening centre is Minter Country Garden.

Bird Watching

Are you interested in getting outdoors and learning about your local ecosystem? Why not try bird watching? Bird watching can be enjoyed at any age and mobility level. Not only does it get you outside, but it can aid in a variety of health-related issues as well. By spending time in nature, you can decrease stresses and anxiety, and practice your meditation skills. Now that you’ve heard our top list of hobbies, what are you waiting for? It’s time to try one out and see what you’ll like! For a limited time, Malloway Village is offering a fast-close bonus on select home purchases. Right now, you can save $20,000 on the purchase of your new home. For more information, contact us today by email at cliff@mallowayvillage.com or by phone at 604-961-5160. [post_title] => The 7 Best Retirement Hobbies for Seniors [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-7-best-retirement-hobbies-for-seniors [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-10-05 15:17:45 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-10-05 22:17:45 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://mallowayvillage.ca/?p=8578 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 54 [max_num_pages] => 6 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => [is_tag] => [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => 1 [is_privacy_policy] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_favicon] => [is_posts_page] => 1 [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => ef0f2f8d04452b7f051c9fd6dc322a94 [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) )

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