How to find community in retirement

Whether you are young or old, everyone wants to feel like they are part of a community. But this is especially important in retirement, when you don’t have the comfort and belonging of your workplace to fall back on. However, there are loads of ways that you can find a sense of community and belonging beyond your office space. It just requires a bit of digging, research, and a willingness to get out of your comfort zone.

Looking for a sense of community in your later years? Check out some of our tips to get started.

How you can find a community in retirement:

  • Transition into part-time work
  • Host or join a hobby club
  • Consider volunteering
  • Further your education
  • Retire with Churchill

Transition into part-time work

Worried about losing your community at work? By transitioning into a part-time role, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. This will give you the relaxation of retirement, as well as the routine and social benefits you get from work. You could discuss a career change with your current employer, or you have the option of using your experience to join a new organisation as a consultant or freelancer.

Host or join a hobby club

If you need an easy way of finding a new community, start by pursuing your interests. Whether it’s a film club, a gaming night or a gardening society, exploring your passions is an easy way to find like-minded people. At Churchill Retirement, you can take advantage of a rich calendar of social events, with something for everything. Haven’t found a club relevant to you? Why not start your own!

Consider volunteering

When it comes to retirement hobbies, few vocations are as rewarding as volunteer work. This gives you the opportunity to support a cause or charity you believe in, while giving some routine to your post-retirement life. Crucially, you’ll encounter new friends and like-minded people in the same position as you, as well as a younger generation who you can pass your experience onto.

Further your education

Who said that retirement means an end to learning? Instead, this new chapter of life brings forth new opportunities to grow, learn and broaden your skill set. You might not expect it, but this can also open up doors to find a new community through learning. Take an evening class, and as well as learning a language or how to play an instrument, you could discover a new community of like-minded people.

Retire with Churchill!

With a Churchill Retirement apartment, you can rest assured knowing that you’ll find a community perfect for you. We aim to make your retirement years as stress-free as possible, freeing you to live a fulfilling and independent retirement lifestyle. From the day you move into your retirement apartment, you’ll find a welcoming community waiting for you, ensuring you can ease into your new life in no time.