ENGAGE YOURSELF IN
ENGAGE IN creative endeavoUrs
expand knowledge & LEARN NEW skills
If you develop intellectual wellness you are more likely to maintain good cognitive function now and in future.
Be open to new ideas
Look for ways to use creativity
Actively participate in cultural activity
Seek out new challenges.
Always have the desire to learn new concepts, improve skills and seek challenges in pursuit of lifelong learning
Read an intellectually stimulating book.
Attend a lecture or watch/listen to an educational show.
Learn a new language.
Plan detailed travel to somewhere you have always wanted to go. Take a class through Staff Development and Professional Services.
Remember our brain is a thinking organ that learns and grows by interacting with the world through perception and action. Mental stimulation improves brain function and actually protects against cognitive decline, as does physical exercise.
The human brain is able to continually adapt and rewire itself. Even in old age, it can grow new neurons. Age-related losses in memory or motor skills simply result from inactivity and a lack of emotional exercise and stimulation. In other words, use it or lose it.
LEARN ABOUT YOUR INNER ARTIST EVEN IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE NOT ARTSY.
Learn to Paint.
Learn to Sing.
Learn to Act.
Learn to Dance.
Learn a new Language.
Learn tons of creative skills.
Start a community service.