Category Archives: Education

Community Resource Directory

Here’s a great online resource to connect you with local services, opportunities, community events, and much more.  Well worth a bookmark!  Source: Community Resource Directory – Help Topics, Volunteering, and Things to Do

Adding the Arts to Elder Care

The evidence is building – the arts are an important component to our well-being.  So it just figures that comprehensive creative options are gaining popularity in senior centers, retirement homes, and just about anyplace where older folks are living.  Here’s a good look at the movement, and some ideas that might apply to your family situation! Source: Adding the Arts to Elder Care

Drawing for Seniors at The MAC

Local artist Betsy Ward offers a really unusual creative opportunity at the MAC. These weekly classes are designed as an informal drawing club offered to seniors who may or may not have experience drawing and want to meet like-minded individuals. After some warm up exercises students will study artwork in the galleries and draw using the inspiration around them.  For dates and details, visit: Source: Drawing for Seniors

Playing Harmonica Can Be Good for Your Health

We’ve all read that playing a musical instrument can be good for our minds and spirits.  But did you know that playing the harmonica can bring big health benefits as well? What a great instrument – it’s portable, easy to learn, and just plain fun.  Take a look at this article, and then let’s play! Source: Why Playing Harmonica Can Be Good for Your Health

1200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Are you thinking it might be time to take a class, or learn a new language? Follow this link to  download 1,100 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures.  Source: 1200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | Open Culture