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MPL Resident Dan Wheeler Finds Positive Aging in Lifelong Creativity

In his career as a cognitive psychologist and University of Cincinnati professor, Dan Wheeler was best known for his scientific brain. In his personal life, he's equally well-known for his artistic brain.

"I was a photographer first," he explained. "I was a very serious photographer in both high school and college."

As a teenager, he entered and won science competitions. He once won "a week in the Navy."

"We joked that second prize was two weeks," Wheeler said. "The Navy flew a bunch of us from all over the country to Boston, and we went out for a week on a heavy cruiser. They showed off all the stuff that they did."

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What Is Lifelong Learning? And Why Should I Care?

We've talked a lot on this blog about the benefits of lifelong learning for seniors' well-being. But what exactly is it? Does one have to go to classes to see a benefit or is lifelong learning a general engagement that can be undertaken at home? Let's dive in a little deeper and explore this senior life opportunity.

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3 Ways Lifelong Learning is Critical to Better Senior Life

Making a commitment to lifelong learning is one of the best things that seniors can do to improve their health—both mental and physical—and quality of life. In addition to the opportunity to engage in their intellectual interests or to finish up a degree that may have in the past eluded them, lifelong learning courses can bring seniors some significant ancillary benefits.

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Community and Care Are Key at Marjorie P. Lee


We don’t spend a whole lot of time talking about “the stuff” here at Marjorie P. Lee—we have an amazing pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, and first class dining service—but none of that matters in the face of the community that makes of Marjorie P. Lee.

The older adults who are thinking of joining our community want to know if they will fit in, that they’ll be able to make friends and have fun, and that they will be able to thrive at Marjorie P. Lee.

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