04/23/2012 09:26 am ET

The Most Beautiful Minds in America

Last year, the National Center for Creative Aging and supplement maker life'sDHA™ invited adults 55 and older to submit an essay or video describing the activities and interests that help "keep their minds beautiful." Americans were then invited to view the semifinalists' entries and vote for their favorites. In all, 11 people were chosen as the most beautiful minds in America. Each winner received $500 to donate to the charity of his or her choice. If you're looking for inspiration, check out the slideshow above, courtesy of the National Center for Creative Aging and life'sDHA™.

Beautiful Minds