Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lifelong Learning Thursday

Nancy Merz Nordstrom, author of Learning Later, Living Greater: The Secret of Making the Most of Your After 50 Years will share the benefits of Lifelong Learning on Thursdays.

The Secret for Making the Most of Your After-50 Years.

Lifelong Learning in Your Later Years…
A Health Club for Your Mind, Body, and Spirit!

Let’s finish our discussion of the last several weeks on the Mind/Body connection and Lifelong Learning.

Recent neuroscience and behavioral studies indicate that the mental, physical and emotional habits of older adults play a significant role in cognitive functioning and a sense of general well-being. The coming years will bring even more new and exciting discoveries in these fields as more and more researchers delve into the complexities of this incredible connection.

For now, there’s no doubt that lifelong learning makes it convenient and easy to use any of the Mind/Body tools to help maintain your body’s delicate balance. And in so doing, lifelong learning becomes perhaps, the most valuable tool of all.

In the words of John Dewey, the noted philosopher - “The very problem of mind and body suggests division. I do not know of anything so disastrously affected by the habit of division as this particular theme. In its discussion are reflected the splitting off from each other of religion, morals, and science; the divorce of philosophy from science and of both from the arts of conduct. The evils which we suffer in education, in religion, in the materialism of business and the aloofness of intellectuals from life, in the whole separation of knowledge and practice – all testify to the necessity of seeing mind-body as an integral whole.”

There isn’t a day that goes by that someone doesn’t tell me that Lifelong Learning has made their lives better. I hope you will see Lifelong Learning as a tool that can help you maintain life balance and that all-important Mind/Body Connection. It really can make a huge difference in your After-50 years.

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Till Next Time…

Nancy Merz Nordstrom is Director of the Lifelong Learning Department at Computer School for Seniors (

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