After a lifetime of work, you would think most people would spend their days lounging around the house taking naps at will. But that is just not the case. Many retirees know that they need to keep busy if they expect to stay healthy. For this reason, many retirees choose to engage in a hobby or two.

If you don’t have a hobby, it would be nice to mark this new era of your life by taking up a new activity. You could get into gardening, or you could play chess with a friend, but that isn’t all that interesting, especially considering you are always getting beat.

What you need to do is discover a hobby that is fun and unique. New York Medicaid Consulting, your Medicaid service in New York, offers a few hobbies that might interest you and will definitely keep you busy.

Visit Escape Rooms

Escape rooms night sound a little odd and weird even. You basically pay somebody to lock you up just to see if you can get out.

Most cities offer several escape rooms and change things up from time to time so you can have new experiences. The themes can be anything from pirates to gangsters and there are different levels at which you can play.

It is best to go with a small group of people and everyone can help solve the puzzles. Really, you will have a great time.

Learn a New Language

We talk about this all of the time, but it is always worth mentioning again.

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but that is just an excuse not to try something new.

It might take a lot of time and dedication, but learning a new language is fun, challenging and incredibly rewarding.


A healthy dose of vitamin D is what you get when you spend the day fishing. You should also note that fishing reduces stress, gives you plenty of exercise and can be the source of your dinner.

You can up the ante and hire a fishing charter for a day. There is no better way to spend a summer day on someone else’s boat, using their fishing gear and bait to catch fish you have never heard of before.


You have years of experience and a lifetime of stories to tell, so you should start blogging for a hobby. We are sure your words of wisdom will find those who are in need of some guidance.

If you do a good enough job, are a good writer and internet savvy, you could make a little money blogging as well.

Animal Care

You are retired, which means besides a hobby or two, you probably don’t have a whole lot of obligations. So perhaps you can walk dogs or give attention to pets whose owners are on vacation or away on business. And to think you can get paid to pet a cat or take a dog to the park.

Contact New York Medicaid Consulting if you have questions about our services.