Promoting Senior Education at Beverly Hills Carmel
Beverly Hills Carmel provides an independent living space for senior citizens in the area. Since 1976, we have been committed to providing the best care possible, and our goal always has been to provide a living environment that fosters independence for the seniors living here. We understand the value of the human mind and strive to provide all of our residents with services and amenities to keep them active and engaged and to help them continue the path of life-long learning. Here's why heading back to school as a senior is a great idea.
Why Education is so Important for Seniors
Learning is something we do every day, not just while we are in school. Many retirement communities and assisted living facilities miss the mark when it comes to keeping seniors’ minds sharp and active. However, here at Beverly Hills Carmel, we strive to accomplish this by giving our residents freedom to pick and choose what they want to engage their minds with. Continued learning and use of the mind has shown to be very beneficial and can help slow the progress of senior problems like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Senior Citizens and the College Campus
More and more seniors are taking advantage of free college classes offered at local community colleges or free classes provided by technical training centers. Several options are available including traditional in-class courses and more technology-based telecommuting courses. Even if residents are unable to leave the facility, they can still engage their minds and learn something new with video correspondence courses and online courses. Many local colleges also offer senior learning programs aimed specifically at the senior citizens in the community to help keep them happy.
Social Interactions are Beneficial for the Mind
Whether it is attending classes in your local community or a senior program offered by a community group, educating yourself has many benefits, some which most people do not even consider. One thing most senior citizens, especially those in assisted living facilities, miss about their old life is the interaction with others. Attending classes is a great way to get out and see new faces, make new friends and engage with people other than fellow residents and staff members day in and day out. It wards off boredom, mental decline and has even proven helpful for fighting off depression. This is why here at Beverly Hills Carmel we encourage our residents to be engaged with their community.
Places for Seniors to Continue Learning
Take advantage of courses and learning opportunities that are available within your community. Many libraries provide special cards and access for senior citizens and residents of local retirement communities and assisted living facilities. Many of our local community centers offer various classes for seniors, everything from learning computer basics to learning a new hobby to taking a class on something they already enjoy doing; there is something for everyone to enjoy. You can keep your brain sharp and learn new things along with other seniors and young people in your community — the best of both worlds!
To learn more, contact us today here at Beverly Hills Carmel and let us show you what we can do to help our residents, no matter their age, preserve their minds and improve their mental sharpness now and for years to come.