Research shows that engaging your mind and exploring new learning opportunities is a key aspect of aging successfully. In fact, studies show that people who stay stimulated intellectually throughout life enjoy many rewards and are healthier.
There are many ways to learn at Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America communities. The Activities Departments regularly provide opportunities for fun ways to stimulate the mind and learn new things while socializing with your neighbors. Transportation for group trips to local museums is provided, and often these visits include special presentations by the museums’ staff especially for our residents.
Every PMMA community has at least one library with a wide variety of books and magazines, many in large print editions. The local libraries often make special stops or Bookmobile visits so residents may access their resources without leaving campus. Book clubs are popular at most PMMA communities.
Other clubs at various PMMA communities include drama troupes, a learn-to-play-the-harmonica club, an educational society that meets monthly, informative visits from local organizations including animal shelters, zoos and agricultural groups. Many experts share their knowledge at presentations, including legislators, city managers and various arts groups.
Our Just Ask Lifelong Learning Series offers topics of interest to seniors to the broader community as well as our residents. Just Ask topics have included wills, senior scams, balance and falls, winter/summer safety, a series on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, healthy eating, healthy holidays with diabetes, and cancer prevention.