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Healthy Aging | 11/13/19
What is the most popular drink in the world that does not have alcohol? How many players are there in a baseball team? Which of the planets is closest to the sun?
Learn the answers to these questions and more during an exciting night of trivia. At The Oaks at Denville, trivia is one of the many activities offered for you to take part in in the community. Made for people who remember those seemingly unimportant facts, this engaging game allows you to enjoy yourself all while working out your brain. Keep reading to learn how participating in trivia can benefit your health.
Did you know that one of the greatest benefits of trivia games is increased brain health? It’s true! In fact, research suggests that older adults who frequently participate in intellectually and socially engaging activities exhibit higher cognitive function than those who do not.
By answering questions and learning, you’re improving your cognitive skills. Retaining information about topics you’re interested in is like an exercise for your mind, allowing you to expand your intelligence and improve mental capabilities. This leads to greater creativity, innovation and problem-solving skills. Plus, you’re now able to show off those new facts you’ve learned to impress friends and family.
When you play trivia games, you’re also enhancing your socialization opportunities. What better way to get to know your friends and neighbors than through friendly competition? Playing games allows the chance to foster conversation and connection.
Thanks to trivia, you’re able to build a community through the sharing of common knowledge, a unique way to build relationships. You’re able to connect to others on a more personal level by sharing the task of finding the right answer to a question.
Resident Joan Manning finds that, “You don’t really age at The Oaks, you savor a carefree lifestyle while enjoying new friendships and the many amenities offered.” And trivia is one way you can improve on your wellness while having fun with friends.
The Oaks at Denville offers a Trivia Happy Hour every Thursday, where friends come to quiz each other on knowledge while enjoying a cocktail. Not only will you keep your mind active with an exciting, fast-paced question and answer format, but you’ll also have fun while doing it.
Residents are always invited to the Trivia Happy Hour, but those interested in learning more about life in the community are welcome to join, as well! Here, you’re able have any questions about the community answered while talking to the residents themselves and getting a better understanding of what it’s like to be a resident at The Oaks. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a time to join us for one of our favorite games.