Residents of retirement communities often find themselves with more free time than ever. With chores and other daily tasks to take care of, more time is opened up for other activities. Don’t miss out on using your extra time to the fullest. Staying active with new hobbies is good for your body and your mind.

Stay Active in Your Retirement Community with These Hobbies

Keeping physically, mentally, and socially active is a critical part of maintaining health for all seniors. Exercise can increase balance, mobility, and overall health and eliminate joint pain.

Working your brain is perhaps just as important as your body, and keeping socially active helps combat loneliness. Here are some easy ways to keep busy once you move into Cambridge Village of Apex, North Carolina.


Most apartments available at Cambridge Village of Apex have spacious decks that offer plenty of space for you to grow some plants. Set up some pots and planters with some of your favorite seasonal flowers. You can also add flavor to your food with an herb garden.


Walking is an exercise that is both fun and easy to keep up. Take the chance to get out of your apartment and stretch your legs around the grounds at Cambridge Village. Get together some a group of friends to make exercising more fun.

Games with Peers

Get together some of your friends around the community and set up some games. This can be as simple as sitting around a table with a pack of cards for some poker, bridge, or spades, or you can get more creative. Get up out of your seats with charades, or show off your knowledge with a trivia night.

Learn Something New

It is never too late to learn a new hobby, skill, or subject. LearningAdvisor has compiled information on educational programs and online courses for seniors. The internet is a great tool for learning new things, with instructional videos on almost any subject. Learn a new instrument, join a writing group, pick up origami, or discover a new cuisine. Life in a retirement community gives you the time to do the things you never had time for before.


Ballroom and swing dancing are fantastic ways to work out while enjoying classic music and the company of good friends. American Ballroom NC gives adult dancing classes for groups or individuals.

Cambridge Village of Apex, North Carolina, also offers plenty of activities, exercise classes, and trips to keep residents active. Learn more about how we can help you maintain an independent and engaging lifestyle by requesting a brochure. You can also contact us at (919) 363-2080 for more information.