Canton-potsdam Hospital’s Fibromyalgia Support Group Meets Tonight: Topic Is Hobbies

9 at 5 p.m. at 59 Main St. This months topic will be hobbies. Participants are invited and encouraged to bring their favorite hobby or craft to share with others.
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Railyard Hobbies in Caernarvon Township expands

Announced this week, new research from Concordia University wholesale beads in Montreal has found that hobbies such as reading, socializing, and traveling can keep your mind engaged and boost mental health during your golden years. While stepping out of a busy work life can sometimes leave a void, with retirees left understimulated both mentally and socially, taking part in mentally engaging activities can override that effect, the findings suggest. RELATED: MID-LIFE STRESS COULD BE LINKED TO ALZHEIMER’S: STUDY “Retirement usually occurs right around image source the time when normal age-related declines in cognitive function come to the fore,” said clinical psychologist and study leader Dr. Lawrence Baer. “So it is important to understand what is happening to brainpower during this period and to identify risk factors for mental decline, as well as factors that will help protect against it.” Baer and his team examined data conducted over four years from 333 retirees, who had an average age of 59 and were in good health at the onset of the study.
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Hobbies may boost brainpower as you age: study

The track required 300 yards of red clay. “This new store will let us do anything indoors that we can think of,” he said. “We don’t have too many limitations here.” By displaying two large train layouts, Bleile said he wants to inspire creativity. “I want this to inspire your imagination without making you spend a lot of money,” Bleile said. “Everything you see displayed here are things that you can do at home.
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Hobbies: idle pastimes or keys to science engagement?

A few representatives from my childhood rock and mineral collection. Photo by Jean Flanagan

My passion, fueled by hobbies, helped me make the most of school science classes when other students may have disengaged due to sub-optimal curriculum, teaching, or assessments. The possibility that hobbies can influence future involvement in science raises the issue of privilege. Individual, home-based hobbies require money, time, and parental engagement. I was fortunate to have a family that was able and eager to fund and support my science pastimes many other bright young students are not so lucky.
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