A List of Hobbies for Women Over 50 – Amazing Ideas from the Sixty and Me Community
Individualism is a distinctive quality of boomer women. Whatever image we choose to present to the world, we have secret passions. These are the interests that intrigue us and determine how we relax and unwind. Our hobbies are what we do with “our time”.
For women, there also seems to be a universal desire to express our creativity. We have an insatiable desire to shape order from chaos and to create things that never existed before. Women who have children will understand this. We want to produce magic with paints, wool and glass or create beauty with words and music.
Hobbies shape our personalities, energize, inspire and connect us with other like-minded women. They often end up giving our life its meaning. Let’s explore the types of hobbies that women over 60 wrap their hearts around – they may surprise you!
When I asked the Sixty and Me Community to share their favourite hobby, the answers were as diverse and fabulous as the 42,000 women from around the world. Some had eclectic hobbies, others were more traditional. From sewing to “stand up paddling,” and cooking to Chinese ink painting, they provided some amazing ideas. If you are looking for a new hobby, I hope that you find their suggestions intriguing and useful. Have a hobby of your own to suggest? Please don’t forget to add it in the comments at the end of this article.
Here Are Some of the Many Diverse Hobbies for Women over 50 that our Community Loves
Marie: Cooking, sewing, gardening, reading, shopping, depends on my mood
Barbara: Read and visit my friends on Facebook
Jan: Stand up paddling
Joan: A little Sewing, embroidery, knitting
Rosalia: Grandchildren, friends, reading, exploring parks, libraries and museums
Sheila: Flower arranging
Becky: Reading, making cards for all occasions, a little scrapbooking
Linda: Reading, music, talking to family and friends
Celeste: Stained glass and photography
Bridget: Singing and reading
Christine: Knitting for Preemie Baby Unit, hats & bags for Operation Children. Join me!
Averyl: Reading, TV and my iPad
Janice: Playing bass and singing in a bluegrass band
Jean: Quilting and travel
Marian: Needlework and wildlife
Ho Oy: Recently took up calligraphy & Chinese ink painting
Ginger: Cooking, a little golf, volunteering. Enjoying the beauty of each day
Kathleen: Surfing the Internet
Pam: Latin dancing, sailing (racing), decorating, entertaining (party, party party)
Fay: Gardening – I adore making things grow, and then admiring the results
Bea: Spiritual activities
Hineora: Line dancing
Phyllis: Making beaded & seashell jewelry
TC: Cycling, sailing, window shopping, reading
Pat: My Grandchildren, then scrapbooking, reading, gardening
Jan: Armchair travelling
Gillian: Riding my beautiful Arab horse and I have recently learned to carriage drive
Kirsten: I make pottery, and card making and paper craft
Linda: Cross words gardening browsing charity shop
Rahimah: Photography and gardening
Clarissa: Community Radio
Toni: Sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, reading, playing on my iPad
Carol: Card making
Liz: Walking along the beach, singing in the choir and aqua aerobics
Sandy: Crocheting and Counted Cross Stitch – good therapy
Carolina: Learning new language, playing piano, writing singing and babysitting
Laura: Sewing for fashion dolls
Regine: Reading, gardening, cooking, dancing, music, walking, yoga, decorating…
Barb: Knitting, crochet, writing, reading, and walking outside in nature.
Claudia: Traditional felting
Shirley: Patchwork + quilting
Petula: Gardening and window shopping
Sandra: Trail riding
Gabriela: Walking near the sea
Janet: Riding my horse and painting/drawing
Diana: Scout leader. Not so much a hobby, more a way of life
Jane: Sewing and reading. Cooking and swimming are pursuits but not hobbies
Ann: Making earrings, reading and walking the dog
Margaret: Cake decorating
Michele: Hand spinning
Debra: Bird watching and photographing them
Karen: Playing my guitar and painting.
Barbara: Rug hooking, yoga, books, photography, travel, gardening, my pets
Char: Camping, sailing, yoga, walking, hiking. I want to learn to knit
Ann: Training my dogs
Barbara: Jazzercize, reading, artwork, cooking
Jill: Mosaics, beading, needlepoint and travel
Marietta: Writing songs, children’s lullabies
Mary: Amateur drama
Sara Jane: Flea markets and garage sales
Rosemarie: Tai Chi, square dancing and gardening
And then we had Deirdre who said:
“Friends and family, dress making, sewing, knitting, gardening, cooking, interior design, decorating reading, involvement in classic car club and classic cars, our motor home and traveling, learning new skills and crafts, on-line course and anything that takes my fancy.”
I love the fact that Deirdre said that her hobbies were anything that took her fancy. For me, that’s what a hobby should be.
Do you see any new hobbies for women over 50 on the list that you want to try? Are there any other hobbies that you would like to recommend to the rest of the community? Please add your comments below.