We all have relatives and even closer loved ones that are heading over the hill. They have worked all their lives but their bodies are saying no more, and they can’t possibly continue on. It’s about that time where they’ll be able to leave the working world and finally get some rest. However this may have been a godsend a couple of generations back, but nowadays people are living longer.
Retirement age is being debated and sometimes even changed around the world, because of this. Many people in their late 60s and early 70s feel absolutely fine and want to continue on with their life with renewed vigor and energy. If they were to receive gifts that would give them something other to do, and enjoy in retirement, work may seem like a secondary thought and living and enjoying life comes back into the foreground.
Painting and artistry
You’d be surprised at how the mind is still chugging along when people get old. On the outside, we may look wrinkled and weathered, but the mind has seen it all and done it all. A great gift for your elders would be a painting kit or perhaps even a membership to an artistry class. Being creative and working physically to make something is very fulfilling for people who have been prescribed a long seat in a warm room by what society deems to be retirement heaven. They can express their life experiences and give their memories a platform from which they can then share with their children and grandchildren.
Retirees are and should be still able to live a life where there are action and movement. A great retirement gift idea would be for a new gym membership where they can specifically be helped by the staff in a fashion that would get the best out of their bodies. They can do cycling, aerobics and achieve health goals that would otherwise be difficult without a gym’s professional equipment. Aside from that, you can also give them travel plans which now finally with much more time on their hands, they may be able to fulfill. Equally, in the same manner, you could get them gift cards for an Airbnb. It’s’ something of a social institution, where their needs and wants will be catered for by the professional staff, giving true meaning to the phrase ‘put your feet up.’
A sporting adventure
Now that they will have time on their hands give your aging loved ones, tickets for a golf tour. On luxury greens, they can take the time, enjoy the fresh air and spend time together achieving a shared aim of putting and driving. They can then return to the resort restaurant and enjoy a fabulous meal with a glass or smooth red wine to finish off the day. This may also be done for sports like tennis, squash, bowls and sailboating.
A retirement from a life of work should be a celebration, but all too often it’s treated as a sad end to an era. Whereas in reality, it should be a new lease of life and different fun adventures that lie ahead of them.