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Retire in style with our guide to retirement in Greenville

If you’re recently retired and looking for things to do, here’s our guide to retirement in Greenville.


The volunteers make this operation a well-oiled machine. | Photo by GVLtoday

Were you working 9-to-5 (what a way to make a living) and recently retired? We’re here to help. Check out our guide to retirement in Greenville.


Give back to the community in your spare time by volunteering at a local organization. Whether you’re interested in healthcare or want to volunteer from home, check out our full list.

Get fit

Senior Action hosts activities for senior Greenvillians. Do you want to learn how to weave a basket? Done. Join a poetry circle? Check. Kickbox? Absolutely.

Senior Action’s new Greenville headquarters | Photo provided

Get into action. | Photo provided by Senior Action

The City of Greenville has senior events like exercises, lunch and learns, and games.

Greenville Rec hosts wellness classes for 50+ across several different facilities.

Want to meet some new friends while you exercise? The YMCA hosts group wellness and fitness classes + offer monthly bus trips and excursions.

Spend time with your grandkids

Our friends at Kidding Around Greenville put together a list of 35 things around the Upstate to do with your grandkids, from painting your own pottery to visiting the new baby animals at the Greenville Zoo.

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This is what it looks like when a plan comes together. | Photo provided by Warehouse Theatre + Taken by Wallace Krebs

Take a class

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Furman University offers courses and physical activities for adults of all ages, but typically, members are 55+. Fun fact: There are 124 OLLI programs across the country, and Furman has the fifth largest.

See a play

Greenville’s theatre scene is alive and well, and there’s almost always a show going on. Interested in what types of shows you can find at each spot? Our theatre guide has you covered.

Take a tour

Have you always wanted to learn more about the city? Greenville offers several fun and informative tours. Learn about local history, food, and ghosts. Boo.

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