Retirement Activities--Stay Connected: Start a Senior Book Club

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Stay Connected: Start a Senior Book Club-55+Communities

 One way for seniors to stay connected and keep their minds sharp is to start a book club.  Even thought there are many book clubs already started, if you don’t see one that fits your tastes or works with your new schedule then start one. 


How to start a senior book club:

  1. Recruit members by asking friends, family, or by putting up fliers in your local gym, bookstore, senior center, or community center.
  2. Pick a meeting place.  This can be anywhere from a local library, senior center, or community center.
  3.  Create a scheduled meeting time.  Make sure the location, time, and date are consistent.  Make sure members know to schedule their time around the book club meetings.
  4.  Decide on what books will be read.  Having members put out ideas for titles, genres, length and then having everyone vote can do this.
  5.  Regulate meetings.  Create positions for members so duties can be dealt out fairly and rotate them if everyone is willing to contribute. 
  6. Prepare book discussions.  Search online for guides on discussing the chosen books or at least helpful topics to get the ball rolling.

Creating and maintain a senior book club can become a very involved task.  Make sure you have the time to take this on.  This is another reason, once you have a good amount of members, to give positions and duties.  Just remember, everyone else in the group is likely retired and looking for a fun new activity.  Enjoy it!


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Dick and Dixie Sells
Sells Real Estate, LLC - Trinity, FL
Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale

Book Clubs are very popular in our communities as well. Great post.

Mar 07, 2014 08:09 PM #1
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

Jack- I would love to join a book club- do you have any tips for finding ones that are already in place?

Mar 20, 2014 01:55 AM #2
John G. Johnston
John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC - Westcliffe, CO
An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO

Jack  I agree this is a great idea to keep the mind sharp.  I love to read but my schedule never allowed me the time to commit.  Since I turn 65 in July I think I'm qualified to speak about my aging mind!  Thanks for sharing a great idea.

Apr 05, 2014 12:08 PM #3
Jack O'Neal
HomeSmart Elite Group - Gilbert, AZ

Shanna Hall- I would suggest searching online (Google or Bing) or looking at local community boards at your gym, library, or grocery store.


Apr 07, 2014 01:49 PM #4
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Book clubs are great.  Technology is great, but human face-to-face contact is priceless.

Apr 18, 2014 01:19 PM #5
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