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.

Ever dreamed of making your own clothes? It’s a fantastic way of creating your own style and saving money at the same time. With lots of independent sewing patterns on the market as well as gorgeous fabrics, there really hasn’t been a better time to have a go. Julie Bonnar from The Pattern Pages shares some tips for absolute beginners.

There’s nothing like a fresh and clean home, is there? Unfortunately, it may seem like there’s not enough time in the day to squeeze in the hours needed to get your home spic and span. Clever cleaning hacks will let you cut the time spent scrubbing, dusting, and wiping down various surfaces in your home. Here are 30 unbelievable cleaning tips anyone can use!

Fall means vibrant red, orange, and yellow foliage, lots of pumpkins, and refreshingly cool temps. But, it also means winter isn't far away. Here are a few projects—from looking after your exterior to maintaining your heating system—that can help your home brace for the cold and save you some cash.

It’s never too late to learn how to swim. If you never had the opportunity as a child, you can easily learn to swim as an adult. At first, being in the water may feel strange, unfamiliar, and even a little worrying. But with time you’ll become acclimated, gaining a level of confidence you may have previously thought unimaginable.

Adding new furniture to your home not only improves and enhances the way you use the space, but also dramatically changes the look of a room. Buying furniture is a significant investment, and it can be difficult to find exactly what you're looking for -- the style, color and long-lasting quality you have in mind. Don't let your budget prevent you from getting the furniture pieces you need. With a few tools and a little time, you can create your own wooden furniture pieces by hand.

When you decide you would like to paint, you may encounter the myth that it takes talent. Don't believe it. The desire to learn to paint coupled with enthusiasm are what you need more than anything else. You can even learn to paint without being able to draw realistically.