Get Creative! Being creative is another way to stimulate your mind. There are organizations all around the country that can help people of different ages be creative. For example, children frequently participate in dance, art or music classes to fuel their creative side. Seniors have the same programs available.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the National Center for Creative Aging is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and the quality of life of older people.
The NCCA’s programs focus on these key areas:
- Civic engagement – volunteering, participating in intergenerational programs, getting involved in one’s community, etc.
- Health and wellness – using creativity to work the mind and body
- Lifelong learning – meeting the developmental needs of older people through creative engagement, sense memory and self expression
If you’re interested in learning more or finding a program in your area visit the NCCA website.