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  1. The University of the Third Age , known as the U3A is a great organisation for those retired folk and those not in full time employment. We have over a 1000 members in our Group in Christchurch, Dorset taking part in all sorts of activities. Maybe you could mention this organisation in your next article
    Many thanks
    Peter Guntrip

    • Hi Peter,

      Thank you for your comment. After doing some research on the U3A, I would be interested in doing an article on the organisation. I think that quotes from yourself as a member would also be great to include.

      If you’re interested in taking part, please could you send me an email confirming this? My email address is

      Many Thanks,

  2. Hi, I enjoyed reading your article as it offered a lot of good suggestions for those who have retired. You have one problem with your website you might want to correct. The correct spelling for traveling, as you can see, has one “L” not two. It’s an easy mistake and I hope it’s easy for you to correct. Thanks for the article.

    • Hi Elaine,

      We’re so glad you enjoyed reading our website! We’re always looking for suggestions on what blogs and content you’d like to see more of. With regards to the spelling of ‘Travelling’, we are using the U.K. spelling of this, which traditionally has two L’s.

      Thanks again for your comment!

  3. I retired 3 days ago, the most important thing is to stay busy. If money is an issue then your future hobbies are limited. I am fortunate to live near open moorland (west Yorkshire) but a pastime in walking is dependant on weather and health, but it’s the best way to stay fit. My motorcycle building was impaired by being ripped off on eBay, buying a moped in Norwich, Which stopped my favourite hobby overnight. Reading, writing, watching dvds and listening to music are all great but they don’t stop you from sitting down for hours. Model building is my old favourite but it’s unusually expensive. Plus when you’ve finished a model it becomes a dust collector. I keep a diary to. It reminds me daily that I need to do more, but it’s hard to do the things you used to do, but can no longer manage easily. My advise is to try lots of new things and see what takes your fancy. Forget work! Pete

  4. Where can I attend pastry making dough making or cake making in Piscataway , New Jersey or in any township not too far from a Piscataway , New Jersey

    • Hello Loida,

      We recommend taking a look on or to find the best baking classes for you. There are lots of options and offers available in your area!

      Best wishes,

  5. Find it almost impossible to get out, as don’t drive, I use a frame to walk and a wheelchair which have to have someone to . Befrienders are very hard to find in my small village, have tried, just see my carers each day, very occasionally someone might pop in.

  6. Have you any ideas for the over 60 as run the entertainment and want something we can do for fun have got bingo, quiz beetle drive, and word searches but can’t think of anything else. Have you any ideas? Most are not very active or able to move around.

    • Hey Isobell,

      We have a few games to recommend… Bananagrams, Rory’s Story Cubes, and Ticket To Ride – which is great for lovers of travel. Board games and card games are always a great idea, you could even set up tournaments for groups.

      Best wishes,

  7. Hi, I had to retire at 68yrs with ill health, never thought I would. Anyway 6yrs on, I am doing okay, check-up once year(cancer). All my life I never manage to stick at any hobby for very long, except gardening, travel and walking, I do a bit of selling online for myself or other people too.

  8. I would like to join singing class and dance class where can I get in touch with these groups

    • Hi Jean,

      Joining singing classes and dance classes would be a great idea. If you look for ‘singing classes near me’ or ‘dancing classes near me’ on Google, you will be able to find the best option for you and then get in contact this way. Other ways include Facebook groups or suggestions from local friends.

      Best wishes,

      • I am a WW2Vet.Iam immobile have a tablet.My darling wife went ahead ten years ago. My pet canary died recently And I cannot get another I have. Been offered many pets but I will wait until a Fife Canary is available..Regards from Scotland

  9. Hello, I just want to say your website is excellent so informative and love all the tip’s for hobbie’s etc.
    I shall be ringing about purchasing one of your alarm’s.
    Thank you’s

    • Hello Emily,

      Thank you for your kind feedback.

      Should you have any further queries about our alarms, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

      Kind Regards,


  10. Thank you for an excellent article which has provided a real launch pad for me to explore some very interesting ideas and possibilities.

    • Hello Ray,

      Thank you for your kind feedback. I am pleased to hear you have found our article to be helpful.

      Kind Regards,


  11. I enjoyed reading your Hobby suggestions to battle loneliness. I’m resting in bed now, listening to my Doc Martin DVD in the living room. I live alone. No pets. I do puzzles. Read. Stamp collecting. Crochet butterflies. Study my Bible. Listen to NPR station on the radio. Classical music. Watch DVDs. Paint, when Im in the mood. I miss my social life. Talking to people. Visits. Take care.

  12. Great read, thank you! With another lockdown in place, these are so great ideas to keep myself occupied.

  13. Hi, I’m 74 now and always been active but my running days are almost over and in recent years I’ve more been a support and organizer for my wife who is still an age graded international runner. Until the pandemic, and now Brexit, our lives have revolved around running, training and racing in the UK and Europe, hence we now see that with Brexit, even after the Pandemic, the limits on easy and cheap European travel will make our lives much more limited. We already walk but the real need is for Ideas for competitive over 70s please.

  14. That’s really nice post. I appreciate your skills. Thanks for sharing.

  15. All these things are so very important and special ; it also great to plan a vacation every year too okay

  16. I agree with all except facebook. It can help with isolation maybe. But it can also be a breeding ground for negativity. Better to get outdoors & garden or join a seniors group.

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