About Lifelong Learning

Feeling Valued, Loved
& Connected

Evidence suggests that the simple act of remaining engaged in the learning process throughout life has certain health benefits, especially on neurology. If our brain is not challenged with new learning, its capabilities can gradually erode over time. New evidence even shows that participation in an ongoing intellectual program can contribute to healthier brains and happier senior adults. Lifelong learning is more than a way to keep idle hands busy; it is a way to provide interaction and engagement and enable all residents to feel connected with their community.

  • Our brain needs to be challenged with new information.
  • Interaction and engagement contribute to healthier brains.
  • Improved brain health contributes to an improved quality-of-life, enhanced feelings of self-worth and a desire to experience new ideas.
  • Participants look forward to engaging socially and learning about one another.

The Need for a Social Revolution in Senior Care
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0890406515300347

Lisa Genova, TED Talk, “What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s”
https://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_genova_what_you_can_do_to_prevent_alzheimer_s?language=en

ENJOYABLE AND Positive PROGRAMS

Making a Difference

ALLE Learning provides lifelong learning classes that are presented on-site or on-campus where senior adults live or visit. Our program enables communities to implement a consistent, sustainable and highly enjoyable lifelong learning program for all residents.
  1. Engagement. Research has proven that providing opportunities for daily engagement yields happier residents.
  2. Interaction. Classes are led by staff or volunteers, not by watching a DVD but with a facilitator in a real class setting.
  3. Connection. Strong feelings of belonging and having a purpose improve quality-of-life, self-worth, and confidence.
INNOVATE PROGRAMS THROUGH ENGAGEMENT

Behind the Scenes

Every day, all across America, senior adult living communities are raising the bar on resident programming. Residents are requesting and, in some cases demanding more meaningful programming.

Watch two organizations that implemented lifelong learning for their residents & members. Experience their joy and enthusiasm while they are learning, sharing, and creating!

  • Oakwood Creative Care is a day club for people with dementia.
  • Fellowship Square-Mesa is a CCRC that provides a lifelong learning program for all residents, independent & assisted living, and Memory Care.
PROVIDING INTERACTION & ENGAGEMENT

Immersion in Lifelong Learning

The concept of “immersion” is the exact opposite of a lecture. Immersion is in fact, what we know to be holistic learning. Every ALLE Learning class provides information to accommodate a variety of learning styles and multiple opportunities for all residents to participate.

Our classes are not a once-a-month lecture. Instead, every weekly topic includes a detailed Lesson Plan that provides opportunities for additional intellectual programming: 30 Minutes for Your Brain, Fireside Chats, Creative & Expressive Sessions, and short story, book and documentary & film studies. 

 

Class Components > >

Lifelong Learning classes that are so easy to use
Simply Download, Preview & Present

Class Components

We have made implementing a lifelong learning program easy. Simply download the class materials, preview the Slide Deck & Speaker Notes, and present. It’s really that easy. Using the “Extension Topics” included in the Lesson Plan provides multiple opportunities for all residents to participate, interact and engage.

Sample Class Components:

  • Lesson Plan
  • PowerPoint Slide Deck
  • Speaker Notes
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Class Flyer

Westward Expansion

The 19th Century movement of explorers, pioneers, and settlers into the American West began with the Louisiana Purchase and was powered by the Gold Rush, the Oregon Trail and a concept known as “manifest destiny.”

Become a Successful Aging Expert

Implement a Lifelong Learning Program for Your Residents

Let us help you establish a sustainable and affordable learning program for your community. We offer materials, consulting and training for your staff.