Maintaining mental fitness is just as important to healthy aging as staying physically healthy. Just like our bodies need physical activities to say fit, an active brain is vital to memory support and keeping a young, healthy mind.
It’s important to find mental exercises for seniors that continue to expand their knowledge and keep their minds active and fit. Many older adults begin to experience a decline in their cognitive functions and abilities in varying degrees as part of the normal aging process, or sometimes issues are caused by diseases like dementia.
Mental exercises for seniors can help stimulate the brain and produce positive, lasting effects on memory, as well as thinking and reasoning skills. At Concordia, you’ll find plenty of activities to keep your brain functioning properly- and you’ll stay socially engaged while doing so.
We offer historical lectures in documentary form as well as a study of American History with Joe McFadden.
Reading provides a wonderful way to keep your brain active, helping you visualize the words on the page and recall their meaning. It also is a great way to relax and escape from the world for a while. Concordia has a book club and book review to share your thoughts on the latest bestsellers with your peers.
Creating artwork is also a great way to stimulate the mind and improve cognitive skills, as well as provoke intellectual stimulation through discussions with others. We offer a pastel class where you can create the latest works of art to share with your friends and family.
Of course, you’ll also be able to take part in rousing games of Bridge, Pinochle, Rummikub, Canasta and Mahjongg, too! Games and puzzles offer fun ways to keep your mind sharp while you test your ability to use reason, logic and solve problems.