Written by Juanita Fox
Retirement stereotypes paint a pretty blah picture. Most people imagine retiring means sitting in front of the TV or on your front porch watching one day fade into the next. The truth is retirement is the perfect opportunity to get active. Older adults, especially those who retire early, have a deep-seated need to stay active and live their lives to the fullest.
There are plenty of ways you can fill your time after you retire, from traveling to quality experiences with your family to renewing and pursuing new or forgotten passions. Retirement allows you to have fun and try things you’ve always wanted to but didn’t have time for before.
At Sycamore Springs, a unique neighborhood of Garden Spot Village, you’ll find retirement activities to keep busy. Whether it’s exciting on-campus opportunities, community activities or international programs, here are some of the ways our residents have fun in retirement:
Pursue a Life Filled With Purpose
When it comes to making a difference in the lives of others, opportunities abound. Garden Spot Village’s Game On volunteer program connects you with meaningful missions on campus, in the local community and abroad. If you love the idea of enriching someone’s life or you’ve always dreamt of traveling to countries in Africa, Asia and South America to make a positive impact, then Game On!
Focus on Your Health and Wellness
Staying active and healthy go hand in hand, especially if you’re wondering what to do after retirement. Retirement is the perfect opportunity to spend time focusing on your favorite sports or learning new activities. Whether you want to hit up the fitness room, get social with an aerobics class or incorporate a new water fitness regimen, Garden Spot Village offers something for every ability.
For those who want to dive headfirst into the world of athletics, each spring we host a half marathon and 10K. Don’t let retirement hold you back from the excitement of physical fitness.
Forge Your Green Thumb
Retirement is your chance to encourage your green thumb to bloom. For those with a love of growing things, there are tons of opportunities to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. The homes available in our Sycamore Springs neighborhood provide you with your own bit of earth where you can plant your favorite flowers and enjoy watching them grow.
We believe gardening is a community endeavor that brings life and beauty to all our residents. No matter what the season, you can visit our conservatory or state-of-the-art aeroponic greenhouse where you can care for plants all year long.
If strolling through nature is more your thing, be sure to visit both our indoor park and gorgeous outdoor gardens. Relax as you watch ripples form in our pond or listen to the sound of the cascading fountains and waterfall.
Enjoy Your Active Retirement at Sycamore Springs
If you’re looking for things to do when you retire early, then it’s time to get re-energized. Sycamore Springs neighborhood is the perfect place to keep busy and pursue opportunities that excite and inspire you. As a Garden Spot Village neighborhood, we offer ways to have fun in retirement, whether you retire early or later on down the road.
Contact Garden Spot Village to schedule your tour of Sycamore Springs today.