Sometimes it's easy to forget how much fun life can really be—regardless of age. Joyful pursuits make us feel truly alive, engaged and connected. The world becomes more vibrant and inviting when we give ourselves permission to play. That's why it's a good idea to explore all kinds of options for having fun. Every senior deserves to pursue enjoyable pastimes to laugh, lose track of time or feel like a goofy kid at heart. Plus, many of the best activities for senior citizens cost little or no money.

Go to to discover why it's important to have more fun, and to explore ideas for how to go about doing exactly that. This article will show you why it's perfectly normal—and necessary—to love playing and having fun as an older adult.