Through learning, seniors can make new friends, form interest groups and thus stay engaged with society. Intergenerational bonds can also be strengthened.
Opening up to new ideas also allow you to be more flexible and appreciative of other people’s opinions and actions.
Here are some benefits of lifelong learning:
Boost Brain Power
A proven approach to keeping the mind alert and interested is to engage in creative pursuits and intellectually stimulating activities. A lively discussion with friends can help you enhance your quick thinking skills, logical and critical capabilities.
Make Friends with Like-minded People
Exploring your interests can make you more confident and energetic. In addition, lifelong learning offers added knowledge, opportunities to interact with like-minded people, and the chance to make new friends.
Learn New Skills
Attend classes and workshops to learn new things that interest or benefit you. Such activities, like learning a new language, craft or musical instrument, help keep your mind flexible and invigorated, and may help decelerate the slowing of the thought processes that comes with age.
“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”
B. B. King, American Musician
"I feel that lifelong learning is an attitude rather than a process. If one is determine to learn, it doesn’t matter how tough the process is."
Eileen Koh, 60
"It is really not difficult for us seniors to learn new things in life. We could make significant changes in our lives and catch up with whatever we have missed during our younger days."
Rajam Sadanandan, 68