Are you doing your brain an injustice? As we get older, we become set in our ways and more sedentary. We gravitate to easy, comfortable grooves in our daily life. This also tends to lead us to loneliness and isolation. The result is a decline in both social interactions as well as decreased mental stimulation. These are two of three components essential to brain health (physical exercise, cognitive exercise, and social engagement). This cognitive decline significantly increases the risk of dementia.
One way to combat these brain impacts is through education for seniors programs. This might entail single classes for senior citizens or even a full series of courses on a topic of interest for senior citizens.
Many of us think of our school days fondly, often for reasons that have little to do with our classroom experience. We think of football games, band concerts, drama productions, dances, or parties. However, these events and occasions have something in common with the mere classroom time we seem to forget: they all brought us together with our fellow students.