There are many ways that older persons can stay active, physically, mentally and emotionally, financially and spiritually. They all contribute to each other or detract from each other.
Keep our minds active and healthy takes effort. Finding a way to exercise our brains can be an exercise in itself, but here are a few tips.
LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE
Learning a new language. according to evidence, makes your brain create new pathways. One of the things that means, is that it can delay the onset of many brain related diseases such as Alzheimer and dementia. It also improves your cognitive abilities. it can even change your brain structure.
There are many ways to learn a new language. You can listen to it, study (yes, study) a course, look at old textbooks, get videos — whatever method works best for you, do it! It’s well worth the effort and your brain will thank you.
GO FOR A WALK
Walking is a great way to get out of the house, meet other people, and get some exercise. It doesn’t cost anything, except a decent pair of walking shoes. Mall walking is also a good way to keep walking if the weather doesn’t allow it outside.
DO A PUZZLE
Puzzles are wonderful activities for one person, or a group of people. Setting up a ‘puzzle table’ in your home or community room where others can join in when they want to and put a few pieces together is ingenious way to get people around the table.
JOIN A FITNESS CLUB
EARN SOME MONEY
READ A BOOK
STUDY THE BIBLE
GET OUT OF RETIREMENT
GO ZOO WALKING