I need ideas for a new hobby for my father. The day has arrived when Dad is being told to slow down. This is a man who has been on the go for 16 hours straight for the past 75 years. Due to episodes of high blood pressure which set on intense vertigo, he will be restricted in his activities for a while. Still active, just no driving, no strenuous activities.
He loves the outdoors, but gets cold very easily. We live in the Midwest where winter will shut him in. Normally, he and Mom would be on their way to Arizona after Christmas, but now he will be stuck in the Midwest for a while for several follow up visits with doctors. The day he got out of the hospital, he tried to shovel the porch (we had already cleared the driveway and walkway for them). Mom just about kicked him out of the house for that [font=Wingdings]J[/font].
He likes to bowl, but you can’t do that all day. He is not real detail oriented so I can’t see him getting into models or puzzles. He likes to build on a larger scale. I could see him getting into woodworking, but their house does not have the room; unless maybe we insulate and heat his garage.
Are their any others on this site who have been on the go for their whole life, and then had to slow down due to health. He feels fine when he is not having a dizzy spell and thinks he can do whatever he wants. I am actually afraid that having to slow down may have a worse effect on his mental health than any physical problems he may have.