1205 SW 29th Street
Topeka, Kansas 66611

How Much Wood Would a Wood Worker Work…

A Brewster Place resident uses a skill saw very carefully.

Woodworking is a great hobby that can provide numerous physical and mental benefits. Not only is it a fun and engaging pastime, but it also provides an outlet for socializing.

Woodworking involves hand tools and power tools, which can help build strength, improve range of motion, and increase dexterity. It is a low-impact activity that can be done at a comfortable pace, making it an excellent exercise option for those who may have joint pain or mobility issues.

Woodworking is a “whole-brain activity” that engages all four regions of the brain simultaneously. Logical and organizational thinking is governed by the left brain while the right brain governs creative and emotional thinking. In this respect, woodworkers utilize the right side of their brain when they design their projects and utilize the left side to make mathematical calculations and solve problems during building.   

Crafting has been shown to increase the production of serotonin, which is responsible for feelings of happiness. Research has also revealed that practicing hands-on hobbies, such as woodworking, elevates self-esteem and personal confidence, resulting in a more contented life and a healthier state of mind. There’s nothing like transforming raw materials into a tangible creation using your own two hands.

Finally, woodworking can be a great way to make new friends and build social connections in the community.

Why Woodworkers Choose Brewster Place

Brewster Place is a haven for woodworkers, thanks to our state-of-the-art woodworking shop. But that’s not all! We offer a variety of exciting and inspiring programs and activities to help you discover the perfect hobby for your retirement. With so much to offer, it’s no surprise that seniors seeking an exceptional lifestyle choose to call Brewster Place home.

If you would like a tour of the campus, which includes stopping by the Woodshop, contact us today! One of our friendly and knowledgeable team members can answer any questions you may have. To learn more or set up a time to visit, call 785-274-3351.

The miter saw in the wood shop at Brewster Place.
The wood lathe in the Brewster Place wood shop.
"Saw dust is man glitter"
A selection of wood to use for a woodworking project at Brewster Place.

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