Posted on Aug 21, 2013
Professional In Home Senior Care and Seniors in College. It’s Never Too Late.
It’s back to school time of year again. Every day, more and more towns around us are sending their kids back to school. The children have their new backpacks and their first day of school outfits on and are ready for a different adventure. This time of year always seems to bring me back to my school days and memories a fresh start with new teachers in a new classroom. There’s no doubt that this time of year is a bit magical.
Just because we are no longer school age doesn’t mean that we can’t strive to learn something new, or take a class involving a subject we are interested in. It’s never too late to go back to school. Have you ever considered going back to school, but were worried you were too old? Perhaps a young family or a lack of funds held you from going further in school. Many of us regret not going back to school when we were younger. Well, forget those fears, and hop on the school bus!
We know it might sound a little intimidating for some; it may have been decades since you’ve last attended a formal class. We have some helpful tips for those who are considering going back to school in their later years.
Try to remind yourself or your senior loved one interested in going back to school that it can be overwhelming at first. This is especially true if you are just jumping back in. Remember to relax and take it one step at a time.
It always helps to feel prepared. When attending a new class, review the subject matter that will be presented in class. Skim the textbook, visit the library or go online to research more information about the class you or your senior loved one will be attending. Before you go to class, be sure to review the materials so you will feel prepared and this should also help calm your nerves.
Remember to always ask for help. Never be ashamed to ask questions. That’s why the teachers and professors are there. Whenever I feel nervous or confused about something, I always remember a grade school teacher who said there was no such thing as a stupid question. So ask away! You can also join a study group to get a better grip on things.
There are many classes offered in our community colleges and higher education courses in Bloomington, Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, Saint Paul, Minnetonka, Lakeland, and White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Check with your local Parks and Recreation as well, as night courses that may interest a senior loved one may be offered there as well.
If you would like to learn more about in home senior care and in home dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Minnetonka to speak to a senior care specialist today 763-219-4383! 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.