As physical exercise contributes to physical health, learning contributes to mental and emotional wellness.
Learning new things and staying mentally stimulated contributes to our overall health and well-being. Learning and stretching our minds is part of healthy aging and makes us feel good. Whether you join a book club or do crossword and Sudoku puzzles, there are many benefits to keeping your mind engaged.
Benefits of lifelong learning
- It brings a sense of purpose and achievement.
- It brings people together and allows for social connections and friendships to form.
- It can keep our memories sharp and our brains alert.
Ways to keep our brains healthy and active
Take a course
- Simon Fraser University provides a Liberal Arts and 55+ Program designed to enhance creativity and sharpen critical thinking skills.
- Simon Fraser University has a Senior Citizens credit certificate for seniors.
- The University of British Columbia offers learning opportunities for seniors. Learn about the UBC Elder Scholar courses, Ageless Pursuits Summer Institute, language courses and UBC credit courses.
- Third Age Learning at Kwantlen (TALK) provides those 50 and over with creative and stimulating educational activities.
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University senior citizen fee exemption
Learn about opportunities that may be eligible for a fee exemption.
- Lifelong learning for healthy aging
Learn about community programs, high school graduation and post-secondary education opportunities.
- Education and lifelong learning
Learn about education resources, community programs, English language services, financing your education and continuing studies.