Lifelong learning is the ongoing voluntary and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for personal or professional reasons. Studies have shown that being a lifelong learner can help to prevent both mental and physical decline during the aging process. If you are a retiree looking for learning opportunities to keep your mind sharp, consider joining a Probus Club.
Each monthly meeting includes a guest speaker presenting a topic of interest with time allowed for questions from the audience. The Probus Club Halifax, for example, has had a variety of topics this year such as “The tragedy of Ukraine or Russian Imperialism cum paranoia under Putin” and ”Getting Nova Scotia O Oil, Gas and Coal”. To find out what topic will be presented at a Probus Club near you, check, the Upcoming Community Events column in this publication or contact a Probus Club near you to obtain that information.
The following are the email addresses for the Halifax, Dartmouth and Cobequid (Sackville and Bedford areas) clubs: probusclubhlfx@ gmail.com; probus.dartmouth@gmail. com; firstname.lastname@example.org Attend a meeting as a guest to assess whether or not you feel comfortable with that particular group. Whichever club you choose, you will definitely be greeted warmly. So start Spring on the right foot, join a Probus Club to facilitate your quest for lifelong learning. It will allow you to keep your mind sharp and informed.