Posted on Aug 26, 2016
Classes in Your Community and In Home Senior Care
School is back in session for many parts of the country. Our children have said goodbye to summer vacation and will board the bus to start a daily routine of learning and studying. Going back to school doesn’t have to be limited to school-aged children. It is important to always make learning a regular part of life.
As we get older, we may feel like there are few things that we have not already learned. This could not be further from the truth. There are many ways to keep our brains active and to keep participating in our community. It is beneficial to look for classes in your community that are geared toward senior adults.
It is helpful to find an activity that is interesting and aim to find training in that field. For instance, if your senior loved one likes to sew, perhaps there is a quilting group they can participate ib. If art is interesting, look into a class based on pottery or painting. It is not too late to learn to play an instrument. No matter what the class is, the important thing is to keep engaged in the community and to keep the mind active. Learning the arts also happens to be very therapeutic.
Senior classes in your community tend to be offered at a reduced price and are designed to improve skills, sharpen the mind, and enhance quality of life. Computer technology and healthy living courses are very helpful for elderly adults who might need a boost in learning in those areas. Learning how to use a smartphone, navigate websites and use social media are great for seniors who wish to stay connected to family members who may not live nearby. Healthy living courses will teach ways to eat better to fuel the body and mind. With the guidance of a physician, some low impact exercise classes can also be wonderful for a senior; both mentally and physically.
Going back to school can be a fun for people of all ages. Look for classes in your community for a senior loved one that will benefit their life in many ways. Classes geared toward active seniors will improve their quality of life, enhance their independence, and provide enrichment, wellness, resources and fun!
If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home senior care and the many benefits of professional elderly care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-687-7777! 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 Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.