Attend Lectures & Classes
You are never too old to learn something new. The oldest graduate from college is a 99 year old woman. The average life expectancy is only 84. If she can do it, so can you.
You don’t need to pay for college to learn. Most classes will allow older adults to attend lectures and classes for free as part of community outreach. Some professors will even treat you as a full student, complete with homework, tests, and grading. But, don’t worry, most just let you listen in and learn as you choose.
The ability to learn is one of the markers for a healthy brain. As you continue to learn, your brain stays healthy. It maintains current neural connections and forms new ones. The ability to form long-term memory improves, which can help ward off dementia.