Many people getting ready to retire wonder just what they are going to do with all of that free time. After all, they can’t spend all of their time at New York Medicaid Consulting. It is a genuine concern for retirees as there is a problem getting bored after retirement.

Sitting around all day catching up on your sleep and watching television is no way to go through retirement. What you need are some hobbies that will keep you busy, keep you active and keep you from getting bored.

Coin Collecting

Collecting coins is a great way to learn about the past and add some precious metal to your portfolio. With auction websites like eBay, it’s as easy as ever to buy and sell collectible coins. There are also plenty of brick and mortar coin shops that you could pay a visit.


While you can’t throw a baseball with as much zing as you could years ago, you could still be a valuable asset to a little league baseball team. Teaching kids what you know about a sport through coaching are both fun and rewarding. Coaching keeps retirees connected to something they love and allows them to pass their expertise on to a new generation.

Perhaps you were never good at the more popular sports like football or baseball, don’t let that get you down. You could do something else like tutoring music lessons, teaching teens how to swap out a carburetor on an old Chevy or share your expertise in chess. Really, the possibilities are endless.


The market is huge for writers and it is growing on a daily basis as the internet continues to shape the future. There is a demand for great content on every imaginable topic. We are sure there are subjects you can easily write about. Best of all, you have always had ideas about what to write, you just never had the time. Now that you are retired, you have all the time you need to pen an epic article or book.

Book Club

In all likelihood, you have always promised yourself you would read more when you aren’t as busy. Thankfully, being retired gives you that time to read that you have always wanted. Even more rewarding than completing a book you have always wanted to read is the discussion you have about that book with others. In joining a book club, you get to enjoy listening to other viewpoints and insights by the new friends you meet.


The beauty of photography is that it is a hobby that you can enjoy in any location. You don’t have to travel to take great pictures, they can be taken in your backyard. Photography is a way in which you can utilize and develop your artistic side.


If walking is too hard on your knees, bike riding might be for you. Bicycling rekindles the feelings of freedom you experienced as a child. Not only that, it is a great way to stay in shape, maintain a healthy weight and strengthen your heart.

You can hit the trails on your own or join in on a group ride, which makes biking a social event.

Art Class

There are a number of famous artists who didn’t get their start until they were retired. If you are looking to sharpen your mind and focus on your creativity, take an art class. There are many types of art classes you can take for free at community centers or the YMCA. You just need to decide whether you want to be a famous painter, sculpture or dabble in caricatures.

Cooking Classes

Cooking is a hobby that is both rewarding and quite tasty. As a retiree, you now have plenty of time to make those fancy dishes you have always wanted to try. If you find it too difficult to get out and attend a cooking class, all you need to do is watch the Food Network a few hours a day and you can learn a ton about cooking. If you learn enough, you can have family members call you “chef.”

Whatever hobby you are interested in, New York Medicaid Consulting will develop a plan to protect your assets so you can focus on the things you love to do. Call us for a free consultation.