Timbers of Shorewood
Academy for Senior at the Timbers of Shorewood

Academy for Seniors

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Timbers of Shorewood

For older adults, staying active is the key to preserving health. Researchers have found that mental exercise is just as vital as physical exercise.

Linda teaching the Academy for SeniorsThe Timbers of Shorewood presents its Academy for Seniors, a lecture series of 30 minutes each followed by lively discussion. All sessions are free, open to the public, and take place at the Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd, Shorewood, IL

August sessions are:

  • The World Was Never the Same: Events that Changed History
    Facilitated by Linda McCluskey.
    2 p.m. Mondays, August 6, 13, 20, and 27
  • Optimizing Brain Fitness
    Facilitated by Linda McCluskey.
    3 p.m. Fridays, August 3, 12,18, and 25

“We are proud to offer our Academy for Seniors,” said Linda McCluskey, director of activities at the Timbers. “We present highly interesting sessions, and we invite the community to participate.”

For older adults, staying active is the key to preserving health. Researchers have found that mental exercise is just as vital as physical exercise. They call it “cognitive reserve” (CR) which is the ability to optimize or maximize performance through recruitment of brain networks.

Many scientific studies show that a healthy mix of both physical and intellectual activity helps seniors maintain overall well-being. Older adults can attain a healthy body and a healthy mind which help delay or modify the onsets of dementia and Alzheimer’s. One method for the mind is continuing education. A person is never too old to learn.

“We are very aware that continuing education has overwhelming positive benefits,” McCluskey said. “We offer the Academy for Seniors for learning, keeping the mind sharp, and camaraderie.”

The Timbers’ Academy for Seniors is free and open to all older adults, age 55 and up.

The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community that provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Residents whose needs may change are able to stay in the same place and receive appropriate and compassionate care. Furnished apartments are also available for short-term stays.

Reservations are requested. For more information call 815-609-0669.