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Places Seniors Can Learn in Oklahoma City

By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on

Many providers of senior home care in Oklahoma understand the importance of education for the elderly. Continuing education not only helps teach seniors new skills, but is also helps them better themselves physically, emotionally, and cognitively. Here are a few unique classes in Oklahoma City that seniors can take in their spare time.

Get Creative

The Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center, located between I-44 and Portland Avenue, offers seniors free flower arranging and drawing classes. The flower arranging classes take place the third Thursday of each month from 9:30am to 11:30am. The drawing classes are on the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 9:30am to 11:30am. Seniors will be provided a few materials for these classes. Call 1-405-943-0827 to make a reservation.

Get Fit

The Midtown YMCA at 1100 Classen Drive offers the Silver Sneaker Program that helps aging adults stay healthy. This program offers a range of classes that allows seniors to work out how, when and where they want to. Seniors can use this program to increase their energy, lose weight and enhance their overall wellbeing.

Go Swimming

The Lighthouse Sports, Fitness and Health at 3333 West Hefner Road offers year-round adaptive water classes for seniors. This low-impact class is for seniors who have physical limitations or recently completed physical therapy. This class will offer seniors an effective but low-impact workout that consists of water walking and toning.

Learn About Animals

The Martin Park Nature Center at 5000 West Memorial Road offers seniors the fun opportunity to help the park staff feed various animals and reptiles including turtles and snakes in the wild. This is a unique opportunity for seniors to learn about animal food sources on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at 2pm.

Learn How to Use a Computer

Oklahoma City University at 2501 North Blackwelder offers seniors over 50 free computer classes through the Intergenerational Computer Center each month. Seniors are welcome to use their walk-in labs with laptops featuring a wide range of software applications like Microsoft Office and Typing Tutor. Seniors can also participate in movie and photo editing classes for no cost. They can go to the Oklahoma City University’s website to view and register for computer classes online by the month.

Studies show that continuing education keeps seniors mentally stimulated, which decreases the need for cognitive care later in life. Should your loved one require Alzheimer’s or dementia home care in Oklahoma, reach out to Home Care Assistance. Our highly trained caregivers incorporate the Cognitive Therapeutics Method (CTM) to help seniors with memory-related illnesses stave off dementia symptoms using a series of games and activities. Learn more about CTM today by calling 405-285-4191 to schedule a free in-home consultation.