At Heavenly Walk-In Tubs, our constant mission is improving the comfort and safety of seniors and others past retirement age who may have physical conditions that make bathing a struggle. This is just one area that changes for many people as they age, and we’re here to ensure it does not severely impact your quality of life in any way with our portable walk-in bathtubs and hydrotherapy options.
Ensuring you’re comfortable in daily life in areas like bathing is just a small piece of how you can increase enjoyment and lead an engaging life after retirement. In this two-part blog series, we’ll offer some additional suggestions to those who have just crossed retirement or those approaching it on how to maximize their golden years and get the most out of their time.
If you’re like most people, you have at least some idea of the kinds of things you want to do when you retire. Some want to travel to new places they never had a chance to get to, for instance, while others may want to learn a new skill.
Take some time to compile these various desires into a list, then consider which are those you want to prioritize most. From here, look to form a direct action plan on how you’ll accomplish the items at the top of your list. Consider setting dates for various tasks, plus look at areas like the budget for things like travel. Keep this list handy and update it over the years as you check off more and more items.
Many of us get into habits over the years, often based on necessity and the structure of our lives. For many people, though, retirement is a chance to break some of those routines and consider new experiences. Be open to ideas and potential adventures – this doesn’t mean you have to simply do everything someone suggests, of course, but there are situations where you can open yourself up to new things and see where they take you.
One area that’s very important for those moving past retirement age is maintaining a network of close family and friends, both for continued support and daily enjoyment. Keep the most positive, supportive people in your life as part of your foundation.
The period after retirement is a perfect one for continuing to flex your brain muscles in fun, engaging ways. Some dive into a reading schedule they didn’t have time for previously, while others take online classes to learn about a new topic. There are endless ways to keep yourself mentally engaged during this period.