No Intelligent Activities in Senior Complex
I have been living in a senior apartment complex for four years. I like my apartment despite its small size but I am frustrated that the only activities that are offered to the tenants are bingo and arts and crafts. I have yet to meet anyone who is interested in reading books so a book club would probably not be welcomed.
This complex is a toxic pool of gossip. The tenants are either gossiping or watching TV. I am not professing myself to be highly intelligent but I do enjoy having conversations about business, foreign languages, health and current events.
We have beautiful weather in my area but I hardly ever see anyone taking walks or using the fitness room. I realize that some elderly people don't have the capacity to exercise such as walking but there are many who could enjoy walking around in the fresh air.
Retirement should not be the end to engaging in intellectual activities and keeping informed about local and world events.
I keep hoping for a new neighbor that doesn't substitute television for a good book.