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March 30, 2020
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
– Henry Ford
A common misconception is about the normal aging process is that cognitive decline is inevitable – but that isn’t necessarily true. Mental aging is determined by many variants, including a person’s lifestyle. And constantly seeking new information, no matter what the subject matter may be, can enhance our health greatly.
Keep reading to learn the benefits of lifelong learning and a few ideas of healthy brain activities to get involved in.
Learn a Hobby: Not only will you by improving memory and cognitive function, but learning a new hobby is an enjoyable way to spend your time.
Read a Book: Discovering a bit of history or learning about a culture through a book expands your mind and helps you learn something new.
Find a Class: Miss the days of sitting in the classroom with a group of peers and learning something new? Local colleges and libraries often hold continuing education classes for you to explore.
To help keep your brain healthy and sharp, Episcopal SeniorLife Communities offers Neighborhood Programs that are available for both residents and the greater community. These programs help keep you active, inspired, and healthy through lifelong learning opportunities, from nutrition information to educational presentations. For more information about Neighborhood Programs, or to learn more about our senior living options at Episcopal SeniorLife Communities, please contact us today.