Learn on Line
An interesting way to keep you mentally alert is to educate yourself. There is evidence that if you learn a new skill or a hobby you grow new brain cells! Learning to speak a foreign language or play a musical instrument is fun and stimulates the brain. Enquire at your local Library if they run free courses for seniors.
If you are computer savvy, you could try checking on line to find a course that suits you. Some of the courses are free and some you pay.
I have used Udemy.com as they have experienced and professional trainers. Reading the reviews and ratings first, helps you choose the right course. You will enjoy watching the short video on the course content, as you visually meet the instructor. If you are unsure, please get a family member to help you. I have used Udemy to do Landscape Painting, and how to set up a website. I was very happy with both courses. If you have experience on a niche topic, and enjoy teaching, you could become a teacher. You could do this through Udemy.com as well and earn a few bucks.
YouTube videos provide excellent hands on tutorials, and you will enjoy watching them. And the good news is you can do this from the comfort of your home. There are videos on any topic with step by step tutorials for beginners to advanced . All you do is google, “how to paint” or draw or cook, play the guitar or whatever takes your fancy. Make sure you put a ” / Youtube” at the end of the search. This search will bring up a plethora of choices, and they are all Free!!
The only negative I found to learning on line, is that you feel isolated from a class room situation. It’s more fun to mix with like-minded people, share ideas and form new friendships. After the conclusion of the course, you could form a support group with your new friends.