The Activities of Senior Living

  1. What are you doing to keep your life active? I occasionally go shopping with my caregivers, go see a movie with my family once in a blue moon, and the rest of my time is spent on playing Scrabble with my caregiver, riding outside in my motorized chair or on my motorized scooter if I'm going farther than just a couple blocks away, when the weather is not hot or humid, keep my medical appointments, and spend time on my computer reading my email and being on Facebook. I also read and do Bible Study every morning. I watch TV a couple hours in the evening and at night, then I turn the TV off for the night, because I'm an early riser. i get up by 7 AM daily.
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  3. by   Tweety
    Fran, sounds like you're making the best of your situation.

    In in my 8th week of a medical leave after shoulder surgery, that is well documented in the "good morning" threads. I've discovered I'm not good at not working. I'm 57 and know I'm definitely in the latter half/quarter of my working life. I plan on going until I'm 70.

    Other than my shoulder I'm in good health. I love to cook and watch Netflix/Amazon shows on my tablet while I cook. The internet, especially Facebook is a huge time enjoyment/waster. It's good to know there are people out there. I love taking walks on the beach and exploring nature, but it's too hot to do that now other than at night. I love reading fiction.

    I'm definitely going to have to ease into retirement.
  4. by   FranEMTnurse
    Thank you for your friendly reply, Tweety. I so well remember when we used to say good morning to one another in the Morning thread so many years ago. It very nice to be doing that again with you. I'm sorry you injured your shoulder. That does take a long time to heal. I had open rotator cuff surgery several years ago, and it too all of 9 months for it to heal.
    I will you successful and rapid healing of yours.
    Carry on my friend.

    PS. I spend a lot of time on Facebook too.
    Last edit by FranEMTnurse on Aug 5, '16 : Reason: Post Script added
  5. by   Tweety
    Thanks for you kind thoughts and encouragement Fran.
  6. by   FranEMTnurse
    My pleasure, Tweety.
  7. by   herring_RN
    Fran and Tweety;
    i also enjoy reading about the days of fellow nurses on the "Good Morning" thread.
    All are welcome. It is in the "Break Room" ( )and easy to recognize as it has the date in the thread title. Here is one from last week:

    I retired at 70 a little over a year ago. For several months I volunteered through the United Way in a school library with K thru 2 kids. When in my 40s I worked out about 5 times a week, worked at least 3 12 hour night shifts, was active in my union and some volunteering.
    With age I seemed to need more rest so only worked out when I had two nights off in a row. Now I lift weights and take seniot (Silver Sneakers) and other classes at the gym or walk a few miles looking a peoples yards or through a park..

    I drive family and friends to doctors appointments and tests. I take notes and type them up so they know what their plan of care is. These are people who wouldn't have regular care without encouragement. My own husband is one.

    I do not do Face Book because I like my privacy too much.

    Since retiring I read about three books a week. Most I buy at thrift shops and return after reading OR buy them for my Kindle.