8 unique learning activities for seniors you don’t wanna miss

8 unique learning activities for seniors you don’t wanna miss

Learning is food for the soul, but it can be healthy for our bodies too! At My Active Senior we proudly present a selection of great activities for seniors that you can join from the comfort of your home.

Anyone who keeps learning stays young, tells an old saying. And at My Active Senior we believe that seniority is no excuse to stop learning and leading an active life. Getting to know active senior communities and sharing our experiences in care and life together can also be a wonderful way of building networks of trust and friendship.

This is why we are proud to present this unique selection of activities for seniors that cover issues ranging from health habits to an amazing virtual visit to an historic U.S. battleship!

Healthy Eating On A Budget: Maintaining A Healthy Appetite

Our own Shememe Williams, founder of My Active Senior, brings us healthy eating advice for active senior communities alongside Mark Asch of Right At Home and Cheryl Fahlman of Sincerae. And you can join them at your convenience from the comfort of your home, since the event is recorded and accessible through our website.

Did you know that a colorful plate can help you lead a healthy and varied diet? Or that our nutritional needs change as we age? For anyone struggling with maintaining healthy eating habits or just curious people who may be looking to learn how to improve their diet on a budget, this 30’ webinar can offer a great deal of useful information.

I Have Had My Covid Vaccine, Now What?

For most of us, COVID-19 turned our lives upside down and forced us to find shelter and relief among our closest relatives or friends. Now that vaccines are widely available and people are beginning to return to kind-of-normal routines, it might seem like we can let our guards down a little.

But, is it really safe to relax now? Mark Asch, Cheryl Fahlman and Shememe Williams join forces again to discuss and answer common concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccination for active senior communities. In this recorded webinar you will learn the answer to questions like ‘Do I need to keep wearing a mask after my COVID shot?’, ‘Can I visit my grandkids?’, ‘What activities for seniors are safe?’

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Battleship IOWA Virtual Sessions

The Battleship USS Iowa Museum is a maritime museum located at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California. The museum’s main attraction is the USS Iowa (BB-61), the lead ship of the last class of U.S. Navy battleships to be built by the United States.

Originally commissioned in 1943, it served during World War II, the Korean War and patrolled the oceans during the Cold War. This historic warship earned 11 battle stars during her career and hosted three U.S. Presidents, and now is currently berthed at the Port of Los Angeles.

Luckily, now you don’t have to travel all the way to California to see her up-close! The maritime museum offers virtual sessions for everyone interested in the history of our armed forces and the historic battleship. Sessions include a general guided tour of the ship that sheds light on many topics of US history and international conflicts through the USS Iowa involvement, from WWII to 1990.

The virtual tour also includes an in depth visit to the engine and boiler rooms, turrets and exclusive talks with the museum’s Curator, Dave Way. Nothing like watching a pre-recorded tour, people of all ages will love the interactive and personalized features of this unique session aboard the USS Iowa.

Live & Learn Bethesda

This non-profit organization offers a lot of interesting and stimulating online classes and other activities for seniors and people of all ages. Live & Learn Bethesda gives neighbors and family members a special place to learn, share and grow together with a variety of very accessible and engaging classes.

And classes are presented in the daytime, evenings, and even Saturdays, so you won’t ever have to miss anything. Learn something new with Live & Learn Bethesda!

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Montgomery College Lifelong Learning Institute

This Institute belongs to the Montgomery College and is committed to provide stimulating learning activities for seniors (50+) in multiple locations in Montgomery County. With more than 140 classes held throughout the county, either at Montgomery College facilities or at other public places, anyone is bound to find something of their interest. From courses on Irish Short Stories to the History of Political Cartooning, there is no shortage of bright and interesting learning activities for seniors to engage with.

Smithsonian Resident Associates Program

This Smithsonian’s museum-based program is a goldmine for history enthusiasts, and offers a wide range of innovative activities for seniors or anyone interested in art, science or culture. There are dozens of special lectures and courses, and if you already are a diehard fan of the Smithsonian programs, you can ever become a full member and get access to exclusive events and seminars.

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This online-based educational and health focused streaming service provides active senior communities with all kinds of activities that can be accessed from the comfort of your own home. Carefully curated activities for seniors help make connections and learn new habits to keep our loved ones positively engaged.

Moreover, it is designed to be accessible to people with different mobility, visual and cognitive levels. The website is amazingly easy to navigate, and users can choose from a selection of weekly classes to attend according to their personal interests.

Holy Cross Senior Fit Program

The Holy Cross Hospital offers active senior communities free 45-minutes exercise programs specially designed to keep seniors age 55+ stay healthy and safe. This program focuses on increasing strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance.

Since exercise is a crucial factor in preventing falls and other domestic accidents for seniors, this weekly dose of healthy movement can help your loved ones drastically improve their quality of life. Right now the program is ongoing through virtual classes, and a physician’s consent form is required to participate.

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My Active Senior can help you find the best learning and fitness activities for seniors

If you didn’t find what you were looking for here, don’t worry! This is just a glimpse of what you can find in our list of providers. And we only ever work with trustworthy and thoroughly screened senior oriented organizations, so you can rest assured that your loved ones will be in the best hands.

My Active Senior is designed to assist seniors and family members in finding trustworthy and carefully screened resources such as local senior care services and technology. We can help you find everything from in-home care services for seniors, meal delivery services to classes that teach lifelong skills — all within minutes!

And remember, when you are browsing through our website, you are not alone! We are wholly committed to help seniors and active senior communities find each other and live their best lives. Give us a call or get in touch with us through the contact form at the bottom of the page to let us know if there is anything we can do to make your life and your family members’ easier.

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