Retirees on the Move


Share Your Retirement Adventures!

By Beverly J. Clark, Publicity Director

Time flies when you’re having fun!

I can hardly believe that it is already June. It’s remarkable to think that we’re already about halfway through 2024. The passage of time is a fascinating phenomenon that seems to accelerate as we age. The saying “how time flies when you’re having fun” seems to be absolutely true.

I hope each of you is having a fantastic time in retirement, fulfilling your dreams and goals. Whether you have a bucket list of adventures or are simply cherishing relaxation at home, it’s all about what brings you joy.

As a City of Los Angeles Retiree, you’ve completed your first assignment – the working years – and now it’s time for the fun part. Remember, there’s no such thing as a boring pursuit. Every endeavor, no matter how seemingly mundane, adds color to the canvas of life.

Retirement is the golden phase of life that offers a canvas for us to paint our dreams and aspirations. Whether it’s an extensive bucket list waiting to be checked off or simply basking in the comfort of home, Retirees have the privilege of embarking on diverse journeys. Here’s a list of adventures to pursue: 

  • Taking on a second job – not out of necessity but sheer passion. Maybe you’re teaching a class, drafting a novel, or even launching a small business. Retirement doesn’t mean the end of productivity; it’s a chance to redefine it.
  • Gardening – it can be more than a hobby; it can be a way to connect with nature and nurture life. From tending to vibrant flower beds to growing your own vegetables, Retirees can find solace in the soil.
  • Culinary adventures – maybe you’re experimenting with exotic spices, perfecting your grandmother’s secret recipes, or hosting delightful dinner parties. Bon appétit!
  • Home repairs and creative projects – That leaky faucet? Fixed! The creaky floorboard? Silenced! And that vintage chair you found at the swap meet? Restored.
  • Babysitting grandkids – a joyous responsibility. Storytime, baking cookies, and playing board games – these moments create bonds that span generations.
  • Classic Car Enthusiast – dust off that vintage beauty in the garage. Retirement allows you to devote time to restoring classic cars, reliving the nostalgia of years bygone.
  • Lunch dates with friends – a wonderful way to spend the day. Whether it’s catching up over coffee or exploring new eateries. Social gatherings strengthen friendships.
  • Travel – retirement is the passport to explore distant lands or explore destinations close to home. 

I’ve spoken with Retirees who have fascinating hobbies and goals, but they downplay them as “boring.” Let me assure you, if you’re engaged and finding enjoyment in what you do, it’s not boring!

We launched “Retirees on the Move” in 2018 as a platform to highlight your post-retirement activities and exploits, inspire your fellow Retirees, and build connections.

So, Retirees, share your adventures! Whether it’s a quiet moment in your garden or a wild escapade across continents, your adventures inspire us all. We’d love to hear about what you’re doing in retirement! Tell us all about it! 

Email Beverly Clark, Publicity Director, at or leave a message at (800) 678-4145, ext. 716. 

Share the adventure!