Continuing to learn new things ofers many beneits, including cultural enrichment, engagement with others, and even better brain health and sharper thinking. Research has shown that this is true for people of all ages—especially when combined with a social aspect, like taking a class with other interested students.
Residents at Splendido, an all-inclusive community in Tucson for those 55 and better, have ample opportunities to learn new things. They have set up an internal “college” where any resident can attend a variety of high-level classes led by experts. Called SIPP, for the Splendido Intellectual Pursuits Program, the program has been going for seven years and is resident run—meaning it is planned and maintained entirely by volunteers who live at Splendido.