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Can volunteer work help keep my mind sharp?

Yes. Volunteer to answer questions at the library, arboretum, museum or hospital. Playing tour guide forces you to learn new facts and think on your feet, helping to form new neural pathways in your brain. What's more, interacting with others can ease stress that depletes memory.

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