Read to Live
Researchers from Yale have found that book readers live longer than their non-reading peers. They surveyed 3000 people over 50 in a study that lasted for 12 years. The people who read for more than 3.5 hours a week lived for 23 months longer than those who didn't read at all. The researchers state:
"This was regardless of gender, wealth, education or health factors"
Books were better than magazines, as it activated more areas of the brain, including slow engagement with the text and an emotional connection with the characters.
Mobile Eye Clinic can help residents with their reading by providing up to date prescriptions for their glasses. We also have a range of low vision devices and apps available that can help the legally blind to also experience the joy of reading again.