Leisure & Activities
Maintaining your community of friends, and finding new friends with similar interests will enrich your life, and a key to living life fully is to engage in mental and physical activity. We offer some suggestions. In normal times, local colleges and universities are a great place to start - exploring lecture and concerts series, or just taking a walk around a campus. Strike up a conversation with the (young) students or faculty that you may meet. Churches and synagogues offer many activities including book clubs, bridge, canasta, maj jong and other games. Community senior centers offer unlimited activities including fitness programs and trainers. I have friends who play bridge several times a week, while others play poker regularly. Many seniors are avid golfers and tennis players, and now pickleball has become popular as a small or large group physical activity. Obviously, we cannot congregate right now to enjoy these activites, but when we resume normal life, keep these in mind.