The Importance of Lifelong Learning

For many older adults, retirement is a time to enjoy extra free time and explore new hobbies we may not have had time for in the past. At Friendship Village of Dublin, we believe in promoting the nine dimensions of wellness to help our residents enjoy their retirement and focus on active aging.

One of the best things we can do to keep our mind sharp as we age is to continue our education. This doesn’t mean you have to go back to college full time, although there are free classes available for those over the age of 60. The idea of lifelong learning can simply mean building skills and exploring new ideas to enrich life.

Not only is continuing education a way to learn something new, but it’s also a great way to improve brain health. When you learn something new, your brain grows new cells and builds new connections, which helps with problem-solving and memory skills. The studies are still in the early stages, but there are some who believe that learning can help ward of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

University Circle’s Senior Connections Program. The Senior Connections Program brings educational programs to our community through live two-way teleconferencing. Our residents interact with an instructor from the comforts of home, discuss exciting topics and participate in activities related to the topic. These seminars include virtual visits to places such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the WWII Museum in New Orleans and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

So whether you’re looking to meet new friends and socialize with fellow community members, or learn something new, lifelong learning is a great option for everyone. Get more information about the free classes near you and get ready to learn.

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