Leisure & lifestyle in later life
HOBBIES, INTERESTS, SPORTING EVENTS, TRAVEL, EATING OUT, WINE TASTING, SPECIAL OCCASIONS…
The variety of options out there is limitless! Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs, Bird watching, Beekeeping, Bowls, Writing a book, Gardening, Learning about something new, Sport , collecting interesting items or joining an Astronomy Club. Here are a couple of ideas and we look forward to hearing yours!
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Interested in your Family History? You never know what you may uncover about your family when you start researching your family history. Find out if your great uncle really was a cattle thief or if you’re somehow related to the royals. Begin the adventure today! More…
From Leisure Painter, a monthly magazine for amateur and semi-professional painters, giving practical instruction in painting and drawing in watercolour, pastels and oils, as well as news of art events, exhibitions and competitions open to leisure artists…
Your later life will open up more and more opportunity to travel and discover new places – abroad or in South Africa - there are so many options available! So why not take a break and do something you've always wanted to do, like an adventurous African Safari, a Caribbean cruise, or a trip on the Orient Express?
The Rugby World Cup, Cricket World Cup, A1 Grand Prix, Indian Premier League, Athletics, Swimming ... and the 2010 Fifa World Cup. South Africa has it all in terms of large scale sporting events and in your local area there is your local Sports Club to consider. Contact them and find out when the next event will be held. From Squash, Tennis and Bowls to Cricket, Rugby and Baseball – they are all fun outings, in your vicinity and cost so little!
South Africa has talent! And whether we want to see celebrated South African playwright’s work such as Athol Fugard who received a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre in New York (2011), or the satirical work of Pieter Dirk Uys, or our local drama society’s production, there is a lot of theatre to see!
If you feel that you have something to offer - advice, experience, or just time, then there are lots of ways to help others and plenty of people who would like to hear from you. It can be most rewarding and enjoyable; many charities need volunteers to help in their running or on special occasions.
Wikipedia says that Lifelong learning is the continuous building of skills and knowledge throughout the life of an individual. It occurs through experiences encountered in the course of a lifetime. These experiences could be formal (training, counseling, tutoring, mentorship, apprenticeship, higher education, etc.) or informal (experiences, situations, etc.) Lifelong learning, also known as LLL, is the "lifelong, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. As such, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development, but also competitiveness and employability.
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