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What kinds of things have you found to do that are fulfilling since you retired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HipGnosis View Post
    COOL!
    Can you share a link to that course?
    I'd love to! I hope everyone finds a course that they would enjoy. This site offers so much in the way of interesting courses, that I have several certificates . And by the way, you don't have to spend money to get a certificate, do as I did and when you complete a course, download a blank certificate from another site and fill it in yourself. They can be framed if you like. These courses are all free! Go to Futurelearn.com.

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    Since retiring I've been spending more time on my photography and I also now volunteer with a local hospice organization. Currently seeing a patient who is in liver failure. A sad case.

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    I have no complaints. My retirement since 1990 has been fullfilling and then some. Bungy Jumping Scuba Diving White Water Rafting, Zip Lining over jungle and forests, many cruises on small and large ships, playing golf in different countries, playing Boccee and Pickle Ball on a regular basis, meeting many English speaking people from many countries.reading many books on history which is a love of mine. Living in New Zealand and Australia for a long enough time to appreciate both the country and the people, and doing all the foregoing while I was financially and physically able to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lon View Post
    I have no complaints. My retirement since 1990 has been fullfilling and then some. Bungy Jumping Scuba Diving White Water Rafting, Zip Lining over jungle and forests, many cruises on small and large ships, playing golf in different countries, playing Boccee and Pickle Ball on a regular basis, meeting many English speaking people from many countries.reading many books on history which is a love of mine. Living in New Zealand and Australia for a long enough time to appreciate both the country and the people, and doing all the foregoing while I was financially and physically able to do so.
    Good for you, Lon. You are having a good time. It will be even better after your surgery!

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    Thanks for all the postings. I haven't been to this thread in some time and even forgot about it.

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    SLEEP! LOL - Hey I enjoy it . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat View Post
    SLEEP! LOL - Hey I enjoy it . . .
    As do I!! It's one of my favorite things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lon View Post
    I have become a Self Appointed Advocate for Hearing Impaired people. There is much to know and much to learn.
    I will likely do something to help the hearing impaired also. I not only sell hearing aids but I'm darn good at fixing them. The local school for the deaf brings me students' aids sometimes and I tinker and bring them back to life.
    I love when a patient brings their aid and it's not working. They have visions of $300 out of warranty repair bill. I go into my hoard of spare parts and hand them back a working aid.
    I could see me doing that side of it in retirement.
    Can't wait until that time comes but for now I'm happy so Ill keep working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthanne View Post
    Thanks for all the postings. I haven't been to this thread in some time and even forgot about it.
    I'm sure you'll come upon some things you enjoy doing. Good for you for gathering ideas here. And thanks because it's giving me ideas for when the time comes.

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    Found lots to do with Friends of the Library, was involved with photography until film changed over to digital, reading, Senior forums in England, Australia, and US. Tried to write a bit, found out not my calling, tried to play an musical instrument, not my calling either. Guess I'm an observer of the American scene.

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    I love being able to read a book all the way through without having to stop and go to work, that kind of trivial interruption. I do tai chi at a senior center; because it's at noon it takes a chunk out of the middle of the day. I walk most days for an hour or so. I bake bread for myself and the neighbors and take baking and cooking lessons through continuing education programs. Most recently, I learned some new ways to make curry.

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    Now that I've turned 60 I wonder if the Center on Aging here has any activities there. I'm not sure of the age requirements but it would seem like a good place to meet people offline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthanne View Post
    Now that I've turned 60 I wonder if the Center on Aging here has any activities there. I'm not sure of the age requirements but it would seem like a good place to meet people offline.
    I think here you only have to be 60. The membership is $13/year. There are always activities going on at the senior centers, which are city facilities. They provide breakfast every day and a daily lunch special, for a nominal price. This weekend the center is having its annual art fair, and in past years I've found some nice things. There are also groups who get together and do things, like go to plays and restaurants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiling Jane View Post
    I think here you only have to be 60. The membership is $13/year. There are always activities going on at the senior centers, which are city facilities. They provide breakfast every day and a daily lunch special, for a nominal price. This weekend the center is having its annual art fair, and in past years I've found some nice things. There are also groups who get together and do things, like go to plays and restaurants.
    Thanks. I'm going to call them. It would be good to have a place to go offline.

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    Great thread! So many great ideas, interesting hobbies and volunteer suggestions!

    We've been retired a little over a year and stayed in our city apartment, which we love, did a little traveling, visited family on the east coast, and now we're ready to change our lifestyle up a bit. Once settled, we really want to volunteer, whether through church or a community center. My husband has coached in the past, would love to coach again, and I'd like to work with shut-ins, visit people who can't get out, may be isolated.

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