Baby Boomer Entertainment Ideas
Turning off the TV would be a good start. Pick up a book, a newspaper, or a magazine that doesn’t have yet another celebrity’s drinking problem on the cover. Go to a museum, a gallery, an exhibit, a film festival, a theatrical production, a classical concert, or a jazz concert. Take a dance class, a cooking class, or even an investment class. Do a crossword puzzle.Do a jigsaw puzzle. Learn a language, learn an instrument, or plan an exotic holiday just for fun. Phew! I’m sure you get the idea.
So below we have listed some ideas for baby boomers to just have some fun! There is a great variety of things to do to have fun.
Free on line games for boomers with classic arcade games.
Of course every computer has games with the system. Board games, Sudoku, crossword puzzles, and chess. Meetup.com may have a group for games in your area.
How to play bridge okbridge.com
ItsYourTurn.com – Play online chess, backgammon, checkers, Jamble (word game), Battleship, Othello, Connect.
The Internet Chess Club (ICC) is the longest running, most popular, and best place to play chess on the Internet.
Meet with local Baby Boomers. Discuss issues facing today’s BabyBoomer, i.e. 83 Million plus retirement age in 2010. These groups can meet to help make a difference in communities worldwide. Meetup.com has lots more interesting groups than just the Baby Boomer groups. It’s kind of like signing up for activities in an active adult retirement community, but right in your own area.
Boomer Fun Things To Do
/ Retirement Hobbies
Geocaching – you were looking for something different, right? Try this.
Metal Detecting – Come on, you know you always wanted to do this. Find’s Treasure Forums
Exposition Medals – collection medals from America’s great expositions.
The hobby of collecting includes seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever items are of interest to the individual collector. Collectors
News, Antiques & Collecting, Antique Trader, or Antiques & Collectibles
Boomer Golf News – golf publication targeted at Baby
Bocce Ball is a great game for boomers. Play at your senior center, park, even some restaruants have Bocce Ball courts these days.
Senior Games – compete with other seniors age 50 plus and have a great time while getting some exercise and meeting new friends.
Movies for Baby Boomers – current best movies. New movies added.
– Prefer your movies at home. Netflix is a great way to get your DVDs. Much info about movies. Now you can stream moves via wireless Internet.
Movies for Seniors – list news and movies. Interesting.
TV Land is the home of classic and original TV shows. View full episodes and free video clips online at TVLand.com of classic sitcoms, dramas and more.
Listen to music over the Internet. Download to your IPOD or Sansa. This is a great site. Listen to the music you grew up with.
VH1 Classic – This is music of our generation. Audio and video of some great performances. Check out Stones, ZZ Top, more. Free!
Attend some of the great oldies concerts. Recently we saw Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Chicago, The Eagles to name a few.
Boomer Music – Where to get latest baby boomer music.
FoodTV – great site, watch it on TV then go to this site.
Cooks Magazine is good. Take cooking classes.
Gardening for Boomers
Want to really relax and do something productive, inspiring and enjoyable all at the same time. Try Square Foot Gardening. This will get you outside and feeling good. Join the Home Depot Gardening Club.
Books and Reading
We all know about Barnes and Nobles, Borders and Amazon, but you have got to try out PaperBackSwap.com, an online book club to swap books. It works great and you will save money and clear up some space on your book shelves.
Learn to Relax
Take your time and stop and smell the roses, as they say. Go to matinee movie or play. Learn to meditate.
Visit local or national parks.
Therapeutic massage. Try a massage to get relaxed.
Swedish massage – Light pressure and relaxing; this soothing massage and gentle touch takes you to a new level of stress reduction.
Deep tissue massage flushes toxins from your body and enhances the immune system by increasing the production of t–cells. It also helps to decrease chronic muscle pain. It is a large part of injury rehabilitation
and reduces inflammation–related pain caused by arthritis and tendonitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.
Hot stone massage – 15–30 smooth basalt stones are heated to 125 degrees and combined with Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage for maximum relaxation. As a result of incorporating hot stones with your massage, you will experience an enhanced release of toxins and a deeper sense
Read the book, The Power by
Rhonda Byrne to show you the way to an amazing positive life!
Boomer Vacation Getaways
By Robert Fowler
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