Lifelong Learning Helps to Keep the Brain Active and Healthy

Many studies have indicated that activities which engage the mind may help slow the development of Alzheimers disease and its symptoms. As you age, it can be easy to fall into a routine that does not foster brain activity through engaging activities or trying new things. Below are some ways you can avoid the dullness of the day-to-day routine and instead find opportunities that foster creativity, growth, and learning, all of which are ways to keep your mind active and healthy. Pick up a new … [Read more...]

You can be an olympian at any age

It's only a matter of days before the torch is lit to commence the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. This summer marks the 120th year of the summer games and the USA will be well represented with more than 550 olympians competing for the chance to take home the gold. The average age of American athletes is 27 years old, but¬†some competitors are well into middle age. Although many athletes 'age out' of their sport due to overuse injuries, declining stamina or strength, or the desire to … [Read more...]

5 Local activities you can do to enjoy summer

Don't beat the heat by staying indoors all summer! Instead, try some of these local activities you can participate in to be active and social throughout the hotter months. Take an art class. River District Artisan's, located in Danville's River District, offers a variety of paint and pottery classes. Dates and classes vary, so be sure to check out their Facebook page for upcoming events or call the store at (434) 836-3272. Explore the Dan River. The recently renovated¬†Abreu-Grogan Park … [Read more...]