Turning the pages to adventure
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.
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.