In 55 plus communities in Colorado, recreation and relaxation activities should be part of everyday life. Homeowners in such communities often have free time to fill, as a lack of activity can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Cooking and baking can be enjoyable activities for people over 55. Even though there’s a good chance that they have done them all their lives, they can have a strong, positive effect on mental health. Some studies have even found that people who cook and bake for pleasure, on a regular basis, feel even more happy and cheerful.
Cooking stimulates our senses and can be creative! Many 55 communities in Colorado offer cooking classes, where you have the opportunity to meet neighbors, socialize and improve your skills, exchange recipes and cooking techniques and so on. This is a great way to socialize, since it provides a common ground, help break the ice, and it’s not only fun, but useful too.
Every day, or anytime you want to cook or bake, you can try something completely new. Put your imagination to work, and the results may surprise you!