When you are working and raising a family, it can be hard to find time for creative hobbies. Then, when you retire, you wonder what there is to do besides sit around and watch TV. The good news is, there are lots of things you can do to stay active- especially at retirement communities.

Solivita Living is a real estate agency specializing in 55+ communities in and around central Florida. These communities offer a variety of amenities and activities you can participate in to keep yourself active.

In this article, we’ll offer a few suggestions for creative hobbies to engage in after retirement.

Top 6 Creative Hobbies

We took the time to investigate many hobbies to find the top 6 creative hobbies:

Online learning

There are several factors that can impact your ability to learn and travel internationally, including mobility issues, time constraints, travel restrictions, and budget. The good news is, there is a plethora of options available online for lectures, educational programs/courses, etc designed for those who desire them.


Gardening is ideal for retirement because it’s good for the body, brain, and soul. It can also be done at home. Start a garden and you’ll not only get exercise, if you grow veggies, you’ll be able to start eating healthily.


Walking/hiking is another great hobby thats also good for your health. This will allow you to increase your pulse rate and burn calories, while also getting some fresh air and observing nature. If you choose to engage in this activity with a friend, you’ll get some social interaction as well.


One of the most popular activities that older adults engage in is volunteering. There are so many different places and capacities that you can offer your services in. Plus, it’s good for your soul and can offer a chance to socialize as well.

Book Club

If you enjoy reading, a book club will be a great place for you to interact with others who enjoy it as well. This hobby will help you get a better understanding of books and people as well. Plus, you may read things that you normally would not- and you may make new, lifelong friendships.


One of the amenities offered by Solivita Living is pickleball courts. This is a fun, physical activity that requires the quickness/coordination that is needed to play tennis without the cardio aspect. The idea is to hit the ball over the net so that your opponent can’t hit it back.


If you are retired or plan to be shortly, you may want to start considering some hobbies you can engage in. Solivita Living communities across central Florida offer an array of amenities and activities for you to engage in. If you would like to learn more about Solivita Living, we encourage you to schedule your tour today.