Free Classes for Seniors and Caregivers and In Home Help
Fall is on its way and it’s time to back to school for many families. Just because we are not school age anymore, doesn’t mean that we can’t further our education and learn something new. After retiring, it becomes the perfect time to go back to school with no competition for time.
Active seniors know how to stay busy and can keep the good times rolling for the mind, body and spirit. It is important for a healthy lifestyle to balance all three. Sometimes we just need a little refresher on fun activities to suit our needs.
Many states offer free or low cost opportunities for college to senior citizens. Learning at any age is extremely beneficial for the brain. New experiences help the brain cells grow and build new connections which are proven to create memory and problem-solving skills.
Another popular option for adult education is to try auditing a course. This type of experience allows a senior loved one to attend lectures but not have to submit homework or projects. There is no credit awarded, but many are tuition free. In order to find out more about these programs, it is best to start on the university or community college website. These programs are not often publicized; search with terms such as lifelong learning, mature students, and tuition waiver.
There are many easygoing classes out there that are taught at an appropriate pace for your aging loved one. Group settings can be a great place for your senior loved to get back into the learning spirit. Many senior centers offer free social, educational, and community service activities. These helps to create friendships with people who have similar interests. Art lessons, computer classes, dancing, gardening, sewing, and volunteer opportunities are just some options likely available at a low or not cost in the community.
Now is the time to do the things that your loved one really enjoys. Help a senior loved one create a list of activities they love, and encourage them to dive right in. This is the time to explore new options and activities as well! Enjoy this time as an independent senior!
Please call 805-687-7777 to speak to a friendly senior care expert who will guide you to the right resources.
If you would like to learn more about the many benefits of caring and consistent in home senior care and professional dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers to speak to an elderly care specialist today 805-687-7777! Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, companionship, personal assistance, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.