- 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
Lisa Genova, TED Talk, “What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s”
ENJOYABLE AND Positive PROGRAMS
Making a Difference
- Engagement. Research has proven that providing opportunities for daily engagement yields happier residents.
- Interaction. Classes are led by staff or volunteers, not by watching a DVD but with a facilitator in a real class setting.
- Connection. Strong feelings of belonging and having a purpose improve quality-of-life, self-worth, and confidence.
INNOVATE PROGRAMS THROUGH ENGAGEMENT
Behind the Scenes
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.
Lifelong Learning classes that are so easy to use
Simply Download, Preview & Present
Sample Class Components:
- Lesson Plan
- PowerPoint Slide Deck
- Speaker Notes
- Questions for Discussion
- Class Flyer
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.”