A Note From the Chair
As we age, we have learned that a healthy diet and exercise helps to reduce the onset of many diseases and conditions. Keeping our blood pressure on target, cholesterol in line, and being physically fit with a healthy diet helps us have healthy productive lives, regardless of age.
More recently we are learning that exercising our brain is also beneficial to our good health. The National Institute on Aging states: “Staying cognitively active throughout life—via social engagement or intellectual stimulation—is associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Several observational studies link continued cognitive health with social engagement through work, volunteering, or living with someone. Mentally stimulating activities such as reading books and magazines, going to lectures, and playing games are also linked to keeping the mind sharp.”
And that is one of the benefits of ElderCollege - social engagement and mentally stimulating activities such as going to lectures. We are well on the way towards finalizing our Fall 2016 program. We hope you are prepared to come learn with us and keep “mind sharp” by attending ElderCollege classes.