Many people look forward to their retirement. It’s a time for you to put your feet up, take a step back from routine and spend more time with those who mean the most to you. It can be truly liberating to retire and suddenly have complete ownership of your own time, but after a while, some people may find that they’ve become…bored!
With handfuls and handfuls of free time to spend, there can eventually come a time when you run out of things to do. Many people who have recently retired are used to fitting their life around a hectic schedule. When this schedule is completely cleared, it can sometimes feel a bit daunting! Some elderly people even suffer from loneliness and isolation as they feel their social lives are no longer as fulfilling as they were when they worked.
This is where living in a park home at a residential park can have amazing benefits. After all, you are surrounded by like-minded and similarly aged retirees! Now is the time to take advantage of your new found free time and do all the activities you’ve always wanted to do!
Riverside Meadow has listed some activities you may want to consider to keep your days fun, fresh and fulfilling:
Host a meal with fellow park guests
Cooking can be very relaxing and therapeutic, but what about making it a challenge? Invite over fellow neighbours for an evening meal and perhaps a glass of wine, or two. This can be a great way to socialise and cooking is also a fantastic hobby. Even if you’re not an amazing chef, it can be fun to try new things or take on a new challenge. If a full meal sounds like too much work, why not treat yourself to a delicious homemade afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, scones and a pot of tea!
Is there anything more satisfying than a little retail therapy? A spot of shopping can be a great way to get out and about and go explore the local area. Even if you’re trying to save money and look after your personal finances, there’s no harm in window-shopping! Riverside Meadow is just a 10 minute bus ride away from central Exeter, a shopping haven for all tastes alike. With modern high street stores as well as independent retailers, there’s sure to be something to cure that shopping craving.
Take up a new hobby
With your new-found free time, why not take up a brand new hobby and learn some new skills? Check out our blog on retirement hobbies for some great ideas of fun hobbies to sink your teeth into. There’s plenty to do in and around Topsham, so once you’ve settled on a hobby, you’ll be sure to find a group or community of like-minded people who have the same interest! This can be a great way to make new friends and get more involved with the local community.
With 20 brand new retirement homes located on Riverside Meadow park and roughly 160 on our adjacent sister park Newport Park, there’s always going to be plenty of people around to socialise with. Organise a visit to your neighbour’s home or even a day out together. Alternatively, ask family and friends to pop over to your luxury park home for a visit. You could even take your guests for a leisurely walk around gorgeous surrounding woodland and parks, enjoying the stunning views and nature on offer in the local area.
However you choose to spend your time during retirement, you can be sure there’s plenty to do in and around Riverside Meadow. Located on the banks of the gorgeous River Exe with year-round stunning views, Riverside Meadow is an idyllic spot for a happy, relaxing retirement.