Some retirement living seniors might feel at a loss with how to fill all of the time that they suddenly have on their hands, but engaging in an activity that you enjoy is an excellent way to discover new passions and hone old skills.
Earl "Doc" Andes, for example, is a retired doctor who specialized in internal medicine and who began working on a colorful needlepoint one day, about 40 years ago.
In the decades since Andes first began working on this project, he has created a slew of beautiful works, including his version of a Claude Monet painting, which he has hung on the wall of his apartment at Holiday Village Independent & Assisted Living in Evansville, according to the CourierPress.com.
However, Andes doesnt spend all of his time working on his colorful needlepoint creations.
He also takes advantage of activities that his retirement living facility offers, such as a Wednesday morning seniors group that meets for breakfast.
According to the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, studies show that seniors who remain engaged with their community will take longer to show signs of Alzheimers disease than those who spend more time alone.