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Old 02-03-2017, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Take up endless posting on C-D. Kind of like drinking but no hangover.
I enjoyed your humor here, but there is truth too, as I imagine you intended. Many posters have stated that posting on C-D can become addictive.

I post a lot but I don't let it interfere with getting exercise or with getting out of the house to de interesting and worthwhile things. As long as that remains the case, there is no health downside to frequent posting like there is with drinking to the point where hangovers occur.
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Old 02-03-2017, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I know how you feel, because I was plunged into retirement before I was ready.
After awhile, you'll lose the feeling of being left out of the rest of the world.
I'm female, but this is what I do....
Always have a good book going.
Watch the food shows and make a new recipe every few days.
It goes without saying, you should be doing all the housework, shopping and laundry.
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Old 02-03-2017, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Southern Most New Jersey
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See if you can get a part time job at a golf course or golf driving range. You might have to ask over several months or longer but they may hire you. Just don't take anymore than 2 or 3 days. Meet people and gets you out. Might be surprised to see after about a year of showing up on time and clean dressed local business owners offer you other work..
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Old 02-03-2017, 07:24 AM
 
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Golf, volunteer work, part time work, reading, classes/clubs.
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Old 02-03-2017, 07:26 AM
 
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Do you have hobbies? Have you tried Meetup in your area to find like minded people who enjoy the same thing you do? The internet is a great place to find activities in your city or area.

This would be a great time to exercise and get healthier. If you are a loner you can walk around your neighborhood or go to a local park. Do it everyday until it becomes a habit. If you live near hiking trails do your walking/hiking in the woods if it is safe.

If you are not a loner this would be a good time to join a gym and add exercising to your agenda. You might meet people there who cycle or run/walk/hike in groups outside the gym. Becoming a part of a fitness group will motivate you when you do not want to exercise.

Sometimes you have to take the first step to get involved in activities. If you don't like something than move on to something else.

If you love animals go to a local shelter and offer to volunteer. They always need help. I get emails from groups that need people to drive dogs across the county to get them to their adopted home. You meet the next person in the next town and transfer the dog(s) to their vehicle. You only need a good vehicle and gas money. Travel is usually 50-60 miles one way and you save a dog(s) life. Priceless.
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Old 02-03-2017, 07:35 AM
 
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If you want to do volunteer work, start slow and don't make a long term commitment. You want to be able to make a graceful exit if you find out the group just isn't working for you.

Also take care of things at home - boring yea - but someone has to do it.

Be good to your wife too.
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:33 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Try Olli they offer many classes at a reasonable cost, Find an Osher Institute Near You | Osher National Resource Center

or look for bird walking groups, look for you local Audubon chapter. Yes, go to the senior center & see if any of their activities appeal to you.
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:46 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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How does someone retire and have nothing to do? ...

Find things you like to do, and then do them.
What do you LIKE to do and what gives you satisfaction?, for some it's teaching, for others golf, others reading and travel, others WORK (physically or mentally engaged). Volunteering at local national historic sites is popular and fun, as is Master Gardening. I would get a night job at Costco (benefits)

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If you want to do volunteer work, start slow and don't make a long term commitment. ...
Also take care of things at home - boring yea - but someone has to do it.

Be good to your wife too.


We take turns traveling separately, and meet up on occasion too
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Shelton, WA
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Get a camera and go capture the world around you.. then every few months or so, put them in a book.. You can order those cheap at Costco or online..
It would be a personal priceless gift you that you have something to leave behind one day.

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Old 02-03-2017, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Start your own business. If no one else will hire you hire yourself.
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