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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Lifelong learning conveys physical, mental and social benefits

Lifelong learning keeps us involved in the world and encourages us to remain active contributors to society, Nordstrom says. Continuing to learn also allows us to make new friends, see all sides of an issue and be more resilient to change. 

Most importantly, lifelong learning helps us find meaning in our lives and leads to an enriching life, allowing us to explore abilities and pathways that we have not been able to investigate before or haven’t even realized we possessed. 

“Through academic learning, educational adventure travel and our renewed sense of volunteerism, we expand our awareness, embrace self-fulfillment, and truly create an exciting multi-dimensional life,” she says. 

That’s why, at Ingleside at Rock Creek, we promote Intellectual Wellness, one of Six Dimensions of Wellness that we recognize as a model for healthy living. And it’s why we offer numerous opportunities for residents to continue learning throughout their lives. 

The residents of this extraordinary continuing care retirement community include people who have had outstanding careers in the top ranks of government, education, the arts and business. They are not people who are content to sit out their retirement years. Keeping their minds stimulated is an important component of the active and engaged retirement life they want. 

Right on our beautiful D.C. campus, residents can participate in a range of art classes including mosaics, glass fusing, watercolors, illustration and sewing. A resident-directed speakers program draws from the expertise within the community and brings in experts for presentations on topics from politics to arts and culture. In the theater, residents can view films that challenge thinking and stimulate discussions on current and historic events. Even the resident-published newsletter is an educational tool: it recently began running a column by a resident who has done considerable research on the Antarctic and is sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm over several issues. 

We are fortunate to be located in the District of Columbia, where educational, cultural and lifelong learning opportunities abound. Another resident-led committee schedules frequent trips to Politics and Prose, D.C.’s beloved independent bookstore on Connecticut Avenue, for discussions about current issues and author presentations. Academic institutions in the District support lifelong learning opportunities through adult education offerings and access to college-level classes at local universities. 

A “multi-dimensional life” is what residents find at Ingleside at Rock Creek. Our Creekside addition will provide even more opportunities for engaged living and lifelong learning. To find out more about this exciting community and our upcoming Creekside addition, please join us for one of our upcoming events, call us at (202) 407-9672, or request information here.



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