Arts & Crafts

According to a study published in the Journal of Aging Studies, study participants, aged 60 to 93, identified six features of successful aging: a sense of purpose, interactions with others, personal growth, self-acceptance, autonomy and health. As stated in a Holiday Retirement Community blog post, “Creative activities, such as writing, painting or knitting, encourage a sense of competence, purpose and growth — all of which contribute to aging well.” Arts and crafts play a vital role in aging healthfully by contributing positively to each of those six features. 

Bottom line? Keeping your brain active and engaged isn't just fun, it's healthy!