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AARP Rewards Community Learning & Earning Contest August 2022

August 2022, Learning/Earning/Back to School Contest!

 

Tell us how you keep your brain active to keep engaged for the chance to be one of five (5) winners of a $50 VISA Gift card! 

 

Post your message by clicking reply at the bottom of this message! Contest runs from 8/1 until 8/31/22.  Click here to see Contest Rules.

 

Some examples to help get you started!

My son moved to Germany, and I take German classes so I can feel a little more comfortable with the language when I visit him for the holidays.

 

I like to take quizzes and watch videos about topics I’m interested in like “what do you know about long-term care” from the Rewards earning page.

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My brainspirations are crocheting, yoga, accounting webinars, AARP dance events, movies and webinars.  I also enjoy gardening, music, and reading from mystery novels and the Bible.

 

 


@AARPTeri wrote:

August 2022, Learning/Earning/Back to School Contest!

 

Tell us how you keep your brain active to keep engaged for the chance to be one of five (5) winners of a $50 VISA Gift card! 

 

Post your message by clicking reply at the bottom of this message! Contest runs from 8/1 until 8/31/22.  Click here to see Contest Rules.

 

Some examples to help get you started!

My son moved to Germany, and I take German classes so I can feel a little more comfortable with the language when I visit him for the holidays.

 

I like to take quizzes and watch videos about topics I’m interested in like “what do you know about long-term care” from the Rewards earning page.


 

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I regularly solve Sudoku puzzles and am taking classical guitar lessons.

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I’ve taken on a new role in one of my clubs. It’ll be a bit of a challenge for me but I know I can benefit from it. 

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I play a few games with friends and my cousins. I have been working on a 3,000 pc jigsaw puzzle!  Almost done!! I did do crosswords but stopped getting newspaper when pandemic started. Now just once in a while. I have online games I like and play!!  I excercise my brain!!  Marie

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I’m in the process of relocating to one of AARP’s livable communities!  In the new community I am learning to play Pickle Ball.  I love that the action helps keep my bones healthy while the scoring method means I always have to keep track of points for both my team and the other team.  It’s a mind/body juggling act!!

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during the spring summer and fall I keep my brain active by golfing 4 to 5 times a week plus it also keeps me mobile and I also like 2 games that I play on a daily basis Mahjong and Charm King which I'm proud to say I'm at level 6024 as of today .. 8/20/22 during the winter months I go back into the gym for the exercise but also for the social environment that my gym offers by working out and talking with friends that I've met there  

 

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I love puzzles. Crosswords, sudukos, ken kens and the like.

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My apologies to Cheryl. Apparently, I responded to her rather than post my OWN activity! So, I guess learning more about computers SHOULD be on my TO-DO list!!  What I said was that woodworking has always been a hobby I never had enough time for. But now, in retirement, I can keep myself, and my chisels, sharp by spending time in my shop. 

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I write every day. It might be poetry, a letter to the editor, awork on a short story, a letter or email to a friend, a response to a news media article, or whatever else catches my attention.

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I keep my brain sharp playing games, do quizzes

and memorizing things.

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I enjoy and keeps my brain active is singing karaoke. I try to memorize the words, even though they are in front of me, if I get stuck, I made friends in the bar and I dont have to drink, can make any drink a virgin (no alcohol), I usually get a virgin Bloody Mary.

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First became an AARP member in 2004 at age 50, to only get the latest info to care give and help my aging parents to navigate Medicare and long-term care options.  My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer and I vowed as a caregiver to take every preventive and proactive measure for myself.  On June 16, 2022, I took the AARP Staying Sharp Brain Health Assessment.  I assessed the parts of the test that I most needed improvements –  and set out to work on those areas.   Such as, remembering names.  As a poet, I developed a game where I now write an Acrostic from that person’s name embedding the place where we met in the poem and rhyme wherever I could.  It works.  AARP has brain fit exercises, weekly new quizzes, weekly exercise and meditation or yoga classes, monthly museum tours … all of which I do regularly.  I like the AARP online scramble more than the crossword puzzles.  Now, I do recall from an AARP magazine, that engaging in unfamiliar learning activities are the most challenging stretch for the brain.  So, I returned to university-level courses taking far-fetch and new, challenging studies like ancient Egyptian, Greek and Hawaiian mythology and history- - and then, running a hypothesis of the common and different elements of their origins, hieroglyphics or cave writings- - the reward is being able to read ancient manuscripts, thousands or hundreds of years old.   I constantly keep up with the latest in technology, but this was my career path for 30 years.   Learning ancient and foreign languages has been the most challenging.  Next year, I plan to learn Sanskrit.   Creative applications are, for example, working with a translation of an ancient Egyptian recipe for bread (OK but not that tasty…), translation of a Hawaiian chant to locate an old historical surfing spot where today’s surfer can surf and study its significance.  And finally, to keep my brain sharp, for the last several years I engage in weekly philosophical debates on Zoom with a group consisting of deacons, priests, psychologists, and astronomers.  We spin different topics each week.

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I keep my memory sharp by helping my grandkids with their homework and watching lots of game shows.  I also do a lot of reading in the bathroom. 

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I am a voracious reader...mostly non-fiction, but I mix it up with modern romances and thrillers!

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I have a new word of the day.  Once identified, I look up the definition (there is typically more than one) and seek to use it throughout the day.

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I love crosswords and I use this to exercise my brain - I love the crossword puzzles on the AARP site.

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I read a few books each month and do word and number puzzles.,I’m also physically active - an avid walker and exerciser.,

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I  decided to leave my nursing career after 35+ years and thought I would get bored. To have the freedom of planning my life and not have to ask for time off. I read all types of books . I do bible studies . I volunteer at my church. I take daily walks. I feel physically, emotionally  ,psychologically  powerful. I start ad finish my day with prayer.

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Hi everyone!  I talked it over with my kids.and they agree that to keep brain sharp ,active, and up to date is reading , reading, and eating right. Good healthy food is important.  Reading  is informative,  educational , and good for the soul. Happy mind is happy body and soul.  So go to libaray, or bookstore. Enjoy!

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I am 68 and work full time in law. 

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I substitute at our local high school to keep the juices flowing, as well as puzzle and games online.

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I'm always taking on new projects.  For example, prior to a trip to Italy this summer I took Italian lessons online.  I'm currently designing a needlepoint for a new grandchild due this Fall.  My husband and I are always discovering new walking paths within an hour or two of our home.  We've found some incredible places.  This winter I plan on taking a close look at how to manage and convert a huge collection of slides and photographs.  There is never a shortage of projects to take on..

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I am an avid reader and I have several hobbies that I continually try to learn more about and become more proficient at.

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I have 5 grandchildren that keep me very busy and my husband and I are always on the go.

 

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I do a lot of reading and research surrounding my chronic health issues.  I also engage in social media forums to learn and help others with similar conditions.

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I work hard at keeping my brain active in a number of different ways.  I love to read many non-fiction books on a variety of subjects. I also love to journal and write to penpals that I have kept for many years.  I enjoy learning by watching new videos and completing quizzes and other activities on AARP Rewards.  Additionally I enjoy playing games on Lumosity a brain training app and slowly I have been studying three languages on DuoLingo though I mainly concentrate on learning Spanish.  I love to travel to new places and to learn new things whenever I can.

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I keep my brain active by still being occupied in the practice of Law, full time.  I meet with clients, read voluminous amounts of material, write legal briefs, argue cases and motions in Court and prepare for and engage in trials.  (Dave)

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I keep my brain active by doing zigsaw puzzle, I belong to a book club so I read a lot I also go to the y at least three times week. I just got a puppy so I walk him every day I also play games on my computer. stelrok1996@gmail.com (Stella)

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   How to keep my brain active was really a gray matter 🙂 I thought I might be
losing more memory than my hard drive. So, I had to wrap my head around it,
and that was a little hairy 🙂 I decided to go for a run, to jog my memory.
 
   But the solution was a no brainer 🙂 I started taking AARP quizzes, 
and the matter cleared up. I  suddenly felt so smart, that I wanted to clone myself.
But, I was getting a head of myself on that one. 
 
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I play Sudoku any chance I get

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