Hobbies For Seniors

There are as many hobbies out there as there are people, but seniors are somewhat limited in what they can do because of illness or diminished abilities due to age.

Also, transportation may be an issue when it comes to attending classes or get-togethers with others with similar interests. However, family members, care assistants and driver services can make it easier than ever for seniors to connect with others in their new hobby.

Here’s a list of hobby ideas that may turn your senior from a couch potato to an enthusiast:


  • Ceramics.
  • Crocheting.
  • Embroidery.
  • Jewelry making.
  • Origami.
  • Painting.
  • Scrapbooking.
  • Quilting.
  • Cards.
  • Knitting.
  • Board games.
  • Acting 
  • Instruments
  • Birdwatching 
  • Gardening 
  • Chess
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Astronomy
  • Aquariums
  • Book clubs
  • Brewing beer
  • Calligraphy
  • Computer classes
  • Creative writing and poetry
  • Dancing
  • Doll collecting
  • Floral Arranging
  • Genealogy
  • Gourmet cooking
  • Linguistics
  • Making models
  • Photography
  • Puppetry
  • Volunteering

The options are endless! With low barriers to entry many people can be successful in these pastimes. Help yourself or your loved ones find a healthy and entertaining way to spend their time. Everyone needs something to make them feel fulfilled and hobbies have a way of invigorating the mind and body. Seniors that are stuck in a rut can gain a new outlook on life when they take up new hobbies.