Parkway Place activities promote lifelong learning

September 21, 2018

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

— Benjamin Franklin

On any given day, members of Buckner Parkway Place put these words into action, involving themselves in a wide array of activities that promote lifelong learning. The added benefit? Research says that exercising the brain is one of the best ways to remedy the effects of aging.

From taking up new hobbies to mastering lifelong skills, there is no shortage of learning opportunities at Parkway Place. A few of the ways that members keep their minds and bodies engaged include:

Picking up a pen and paper. Reading and writing is a great way to keep the mind sharp. Parkway Place member Lee Rose became a published author at the age of 85, proving that it is never too late to set a new goal, or even embark on a new career.

Creating with arts and crafts. Members participate in arts and crafts classes, where they learn new skills, tap into their inner artist and engage with others. Activities such as quilting, painting and ornament-making are enjoyable ways to create something for yourself or someone else.

Finding time with friends. Like arts and crafts, many brain-stimulating activities incorporate a social aspect. Members at Parkway Place play cards or board games and watch game shows like Jeopardy! together. Participation in group activities fosters conversation and the ability to draw from one another’s wisdom and experiences.

Having a hobby. Individually, Parkway Place members have plenty of opportunities to improve or develop hobbies, new and old. Musical instruments, genealogy, Bible verse memorization and carpentry are just a few of the many hobbies they enjoy.

Tinkering with technology. Video games aren’t just for kids. Parkway Place members challenge themselves mentally with fun digital games like Wii sports, solitaire and many other computer games.

As the commander of the body, brains need to stay as protected, fit and alert as possible. The best part about lifelong learning is that the channels are endless. All it takes is finding out what interests you.

To learn more about Parkway Place, call 281-677-5912, or stop by and be their guest for lunch. You can also visit the website at www.bucknerparkwayplace.com.

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