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Continued Education Opportunities in Senior Living

Two seniors enjoy education opportunities in senior living

When considering senior living options, it’s important to consider what programs and services are offered as part of a continuum of care. You want to know that you will be supported at every stage of life with robust programming that meets your needs and interests. There are many educational opportunities that seniors can and should take advantage of as part of senior community life. Learning can range from the practical—like computer skills— to the cultural—like art history.

Learn more about life in a senior living community like Parkway Place and the educational programs available by calling our treatment team today at 281.305.1846.

Educational Opportunities in Senior Living

Educational opportunities in a senior living community are meant to be fun and fulfilling. There is no requirement or commitment to engage in these programs, it’s purely based on your interests. You can choose to participate in what is offered, or not. It is completely up to you and what your level of interest is. You might even suggest an area of interest to be taught that you know others would benefit from as well.

Continuing education at a senior living community can include things such as:

  • Computer skills
  • Social media and internet best practices
  • Art and music appreciation
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Gardening
  • Genealogy
  • Foreign language
  • Religion classes
  • Health, wellness, and sports

Each senior living community may have different offerings depending on the location m, as well as the residents and their interests. A dedicated enrichment coordinator will work with the staff and residents to create programming that is attractive for all interests.

Benefits of Continuing Education for Seniors

Continuing education offers many benefits, at any age. In fact, keeping your mind stimulated is an important tool in battling memory loss. But the benefits are many. Staying active—physically and mentally—provides an opportunity for enrichment on many levels.

Other benefits of continuing education for seniors include:

  • Socialization – It is not uncommon for loneliness to set in, especially if a spouse has recently passed and you are entering senior living alone. Continuing education classes provide an opportunity to socialize and meet new people to combat that loneliness.
  • Fulfillment – After retiring from a full life with work or family responsibilities (or both), it can be hard to find a purpose. Learning something new and putting those skills into place can be very rewarding.
  • Confidence – Having the confidence to do things on your own allows you to remain independent and advocate for yourself without having to heavily rely on others for help. Support is there when it is needed.
  • Bonding – Shared interests not only provide an opportunity to socialize but also to connect over a skill or knowledge you have in common with a peer, instructor, or even a mentee.
  • Culture – Learning more about art, history, and music may give you a new perspective that you were not able to focus on in your everyday life prior to retirement.

Continued learning throughout life can bring you joy, keep you healthy, and be a constructive use of your time. Live a happy and healthy retirement life doing things you enjoy.

Schedule a Tour at Parkway Place to Learn About Our Education Programs in Senior Living

Opportunities to keep your mind sharp throughout your life are important. There are plenty of educational opportunities available for seniors, no matter what your interests are. You might want to learn something new or build on a skill. There’s no need to stop learning once you hit retirement. In fact, retirement can be an opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills even more. Things you may not have had time for when you lived a busy life working, volunteering, or raising a family can now be part of your life if you choose.

Call 281.305.1846 now and learn about all of the offerings at Parkway Place.