Life opportunities abound after retiring in Hilton Head
Retirement means stepping away from one lifestyle and creating a new one. Opportunities abound for those who want to pursue their passion or explore new interests. The following are some suggestions for those who are embarking on the next phase of their lives in the Hilton Head Lakes region.
Grow a Garden
Studies suggest working outdoors may add years to your life. Whether you prefer to grow vegetables or flowers, there’s tremendous satisfaction in getting your hands in the dirt and seeing the results of your labor.
The Lowcountry offers an ample growing season. Novices can learn more about successful planting by participating in the Lowcountry Master Gardener program. The garden association sponsors a Lunch and Learn series that is free and open to the public. Volunteers for the group maintain area landmarks and parks and participate in community beautification projects.
Become a teacher
Retirement means an end to one career, but it also provides an opportunity for another. Many seniors are attracted to the idea of teaching, whether in a traditional classroom, online through a tutoring service, and there are ample job opportunities.
South Carolina is among many states seeing a teacher shortage. For those who have a bachelor’s degree but haven’t completed a teacher preparation program, South Carolina offers an alternative teacher certification. Those who enter the classroom later in life have much experience to share with their students.
Volunteer for a local agency
Using your extra time to help others builds up your community and your spirit. If you have recently moved to a new area it is also a great way to meet new friends.
If you are considering making an impact through volunteering, check out the opportunities in Hardeeville.
Spend time with grandkids
Few things more special than becoming a grandparent. Spending time with them during your retirement years keeps you active physically and mentally, and passing along your wisdom and experience is beneficial to them as well.
The tours, presentations, exhibits, and events at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island provide great opportunities to spend time outdoors with your grandchildren while learning about and enjoying the animals and fauna that make the Lowcountry unique.
Stay vital emotionally and physically
Maintaining relationships with friends, family, pets, and neighbors is an important aspect of finding happiness in life and likely contributes to living longer. It is scientifically proven that seniors who keep a routine, have places to go, take care of animals and people, and participate in social activities are healthier and happier.
In addition to golf, pickleball courts and swimming pool, residents of Hilton Head Lakes can participate in group activities such as poker, yoga and organized social gatherings.
Miles of paved, lighted walking trails and nearby nature preserve areas provide residents with ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Learn more about the amenities at Hilton Head Lakes or call today to book your Discovery Package.