Turning the pages to adventure

This month the book club discussed “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett and in a nod to a delicate scene in the book, enjoyed delicious homemade chocolate pie.

A good book can take readers on some epic adventures. That’s why Ecumenical Retirement Community created a book club for residents, families, co-workers and friends.

There are many benefits to joining a book club.

  • Make new friends
  • Gain new perspectives by getting outside personal comfort zones
  • Improve and maintain communication skills
  • Learn new things

For older adults, additional benefits make reading a fun and healthy hobby. Reading is linked with enhanced memory retention, sharper decision-making skills, stress reduction, better sleep and even the delayed onset of dementia.

The book club recently read and discussed “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. After reading the book, the club went to see the movie version of the book at a local theater.

Ecumenical’s book club meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Participants gather to discuss the prior month’s assigned publication while enjoying complimentary refreshments. The conversation meanders around many topics from scenes that resonated with readers, favorite and least favorite sections and standout chapters from the book. Attendees also share ideas to add to the reading list and choose the next month’s publication. Books are provided to members.

The club meets in Building III, 3525 Canby St., Harrisburg. Everyone is welcome, and we hope to see you soon. For information or to RSVP, contact Treva Nell at 610-392-6996 or TNell@EcumenicalRetirement.org.



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