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What type of educational seminars are available at most assisted living communities?
Molly Dworken 10/16/2012 05:33PM
Residents in assisted living constantly are encouraged to continue to broaden their minds and sharpen their knowledge. While this takes the form of daily games, social interactions, and book clubs, many assisted living communities bring in speakers to headlines educational seminars. This is the perfect learning opportunity for residents as they don't have to travel to the event, so it's available to everyone within the community.
While offerings will vary from community to community, expect residents to learn about the ins and outs of the internet, why healthy choices are essential to overall well being, the local history of their area, and managing finances during the retirement years, as well as workshops focusing on writing, music, and art. Professors from local colleges typically are brought to the assisted living facility to share their expertise.
At the same time, residents within assisted living communities also are sought out for their knowledge to share with their peers. Loved ones should be encouraged to talk to the program director at the facility about how they could enrich the lives of others within their community. This provides a unique opportunity for a resident to utilize his or her past experiences in their new living setting. It acts as a connection from their previous lifestyle and helps them become more comfortable in their current surroundings.