How to find activities for over 50s
Last updated: 20 April, 2020
Finding activities will help you:
connect with other people
What you need
a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone
access to wifi
an adventurous spirit
1. Connect with others
It’s important to stay connected with people, even if you’re not able to see them in person.
Cardiff City Football Club Foundation has created ‘Connecting generations’, bringing together 16 to 24 year olds with over 50s through games and quizzes
National Activities Providers Association (NAPA) has a list of things to do with relatives at home
take a look at our How to attend online activities guide
2. Go back in time
It’s great to reminisce and think about ‘the old days’.
BBC Rewind allows you to select a theme or decade and look back on photo, audio or video content
trace your family history at ancestry
3. Keep your mind working
Exercising your mind is just as important as keeping your body active. Keep your brain active and try free online puzzles:
4. Get creative
You might want to learn something new. Try:
these free knitting patterns from Knitting Help
look at our How to learn new skills guide for some more inspiration
5. Stay fit
Keeping yourself fit is important for your physical and mental wellbeing.
if you struggle with mobility issues, try these sitting exercises from the NHS
look at our How to keep fit during lockdown guide
6. Explore the world from your living room
Being stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t experience great sights and sounds around the world. There are many experiences you can try:
airbnb online experiences where a host will guide you through different activities
You can also search for activities on Co-operate.
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