You're never too late to learn another language! Actually, research shows that learning a new language in your golden years keeps you healthier and your mind sharper by promoting neuroplasticity - amazing!
York University and the American Academy of Neurology report that switching from one language to the other activates areas of the brain responsible for executive functioning, the same area that is responsible for completing tasks. Utilizing this part of the brain often can decrease cognitive decline and can delay the initial effects of dementia.
In addition, as residents learn the basics of another language spoken by a neighbor they will make new friends!
Here is an article pointing the way to the best FREE language-learning apps to use with your residents.