Posted on Aug 07, 2015
A Month of Learning and Home Care for Seniors
Even as we age, the urge to learn something new remains a vital part of life. It is important to keep challenging ourselves each and every day. Some seniors have found they have a real enthusiasm for learning and wish to return to school after retirement. This can be a very exciting way to continue education and to keep the mind invigorated. Many community colleges offer an incentive for seniors to return to school and encourage enrollment.
Finding ways to learn new things and to keep the mind active does not necessarily mean actually going to college. There are many other types of classes available within the local community. The Parks and Recreation department usually offers a variety of courses that might entice your senior loved one. Participating in local seminars and classes after retirement is a wonderful way to pursue interests that have fallen by the wayside due to lack of time while working full time.
This month, make it a point to learn something new. Whether it’s signing up for a community art class, joining a book club, or cooking class, it is important to stay mentally active. Staying sharp will reap benefits by keeping the mind clear and engaged.
Computer and social media classes might be a great way brush up on a skill that is important to daily life in this generation. It is a great way to stay connected with family who might not live close by. There are also many online games and tutorials that may help to stimulate the mind. Nothing quite compares to the feeling of being mentally fit.
With retirement comes lots of free time that might not otherwise have been enjoyed. With plenty of time to spend doing all things enjoyable, it is helpful to keep the mind stimulated and active. Each new learning opportunity improves memory, increases self-confidence, and helps to build on skills already learned and add new experiences.
If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home care for seniors, along with the many benefits of professional live in care for the elderly, or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Minnetonka to speak to a senior care specialist today 763-219-4383! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran. In home senior care allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Minnetonka provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Bloomington, Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, Saint Paul, Minnetonka, Lakeland, and White Bear Lake, Minnesota.