USE IT OR LOSE IT!!
Many Seniors are acting on the use-it-or lose-it theory and taking advantage of local opportunities to strengthen mental capacity and build social connections. Participating in activities that stimulate the mind has shown to decrease dementia in aging adults. The goal is to continue challenging your mind after retirement to maintain full mental capacity. Just as lifting weights builds muscle, mental exercise builds brainpower. Modern seniors no longer have to spend days confined to the house and instead can continue to remain vital parts of the local community.
The Historic Triangle Senior Center, which is part of the James City-Williamsburg Community Center, offers trips, computer classes, sewing classes, dances, and luncheons to people over 55. There is no cost for most activities. The Senior Center leaders say that building social connections helps to ward off depression and declining health in senior populations.
The Senior Center of York County offers the AARP Driver Safety Program. Seniors can also participate in the Computer Club, which helps them become more familiar with computer programs and navigating the internet. They have programs to help educate seniors on public issues, such as health care, crime prevention, and advice on planning for the future. There's a monthly Cultural Day that informs seniors on programs of art, entertainment, or special educational interest.
KEEP THE WHEELS SPINNING!
Courtesy of Yvette Smith, Senior Real Estate Specialist® REALTOR®
WILLIAMSBURG REAL ESTATE
6610-J Mooretown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188