Find a New Hobby This Spring with Our Dallas, GA Retirement Village
Embrace the fresh energy of spring by trying new hobbies
As spring approaches, now is the perfect time to find new ways to stay busy during the beautiful upcoming months. Whether it be getting outside and exploring the beautiful landscapes that surround us here at Creekside Pines, our Dallas, GA independent living community, or enjoying dining and shopping in town, we encourage all of our residents to take full advantage of our wonderful location and local activities. At our independent living community near Atlanta, there are ample opportunities for residents and visitors alike to get out and stay busy during the upcoming months. The expert team at Creekside Pines Retirement Community has compiled this must-do list of activities for the spring:
Volunteering is a great way to not only help those in need, but also fuel your soul! Switch up your routine, find a cause that you’re passionate about, and donate your time. Getting involved with your community as often as you can–from once a week to once a month–is a fun, heartwarming, and purposeful way to spend your time. Animal shelters, food banks, and your local library are always looking for passionate volunteers. Make it even more meaningful by inviting some friends in your community to join you!
If there’s any time to work on your green thumb, it’s in the springtime! Gardening is a great hobby to fill your day, and we’re at an advantage here in Dallas, Georgia because our spring is a little warmer than others. Studies show that gardening has great benefits for seniors; it can improve your mobility, keep your motor skills sharp, and reduce stress. There’s nothing quite like being outside in the fresh air and getting your hands busy with nature!
Find peace of body, mind, and soul by becoming a yogi! Yoga is not only a great and gentle form of exercise, but it is also proven to be highly beneficial for your brain function as well. It minimizes hypertension, stress, anxiety, and improves balance, flexibility, and core muscle groups. Nothing is out of reach with yoga, as it is a form of exercise that can be done at any experience level. Practice yoga outside in the beautiful weather or in the comfort of your own home. Wherever you can put your mat, you can practice yoga!
Writing is a great outlet to let your creativity flow through your mind and onto the paper. With so many genres and styles to choose from, the possibilities are endless, and there’s truly something for everyone to resonate with. Think about your favorite forms of writing to read and enjoy, and think about taking it up yourself. You may surprise yourself with your talents!
Here are some brainstorming ideas for your next poem or short story:
Write about a happy memory.
Write about your favorite gift you’ve received and how it made you feel.
Let your imagination run wild and create your own fictional story.
New hobbies are new opportunities to enhance your creativity, movement, and daily routines.They are also a great way to try something new and challenge yourself a little bit. Build your relationship with yourself and your peers through these new found forms of daily enjoyment. We’re so excited to see what hobbies our residents are up to this spring at Creekside Pines.
To learn more about our residency or schedule a Creekside Pines tour, contact our friendly team today.
Gardening is a relaxing, productive activity that can help lower stress and support our mental health. But just because the weather is getting cooler doesn't mean we have to wait until next year to enjoy gardening. Fall is the best time to plant perennial flower bulbs, which bloom year after year!
Check with your local nursery for recommendations on what to plant. There are a range of choices--daffodils, tulips, allium, and hyacinth are 4 of the hardiest perennials for all planting zones. When spring comes around, you can look for your budding flowers!
Food is a critical component of not only our health, but our overall happiness and well being. That’s why we place a large emphasis on the importance of healthy eating. The food we eat every day plays a huge role in our brain function, and that doesn’t change as we get older. In fact, it’s even more important!: ow.ly/FQ7O50KWcuY