Back to School: The Benefit of Lifelong Learning for Retirees

The school supplies are out, parents and teachers are stocking up and fall is on its way. It’s back-to-school time for the grandchildren and many other students! Over the next few months, students will be learning all kinds of things, and if you’re anything like many other adults, you may be feeling the itch to learn something new as well!

According to Jeanie Tini, Director of Marketing and Sales at The Estates at Carpenters, a Life Plan Community in Lakeland, Florida, it’s common for retirees to want to spend their time learning. “Many retirees these days love the opportunities that are available to either expand on their education, take up new hobbies and skills, or simply start from scratch and go back to school themselves,” she says. “Although this may sound crazy to those currently in school or those who have recently graduated, older adults love filling up their time with enriching programming and activities.

“We see it every day at The Estates,” says Jeanie. “Residents enjoy a variety of activities and cultural events, experience new things within the surrounding area, are challenged to try different clubs and activities, and are encouraged to sharpen their skills. Here, retirees aspire to do more, and we give them the tools to do just that.”

The Benefits of Lifelong Learning

Aside from learning new things, furthering your education can have a wide range of benefits. Consider some of the following from the U.S. News and World Report.

  • There is far more freedom to choose what you want to do. The article states that instead of being bound by educational restrictions, you can choose what you want to learn and explore. Retirees choose what interests them most and follow their passions.
  • Retirees challenge themselves. Not only does learning keep them busy, but it helps to fill empty hours and fight off boredom with interesting and engaging challenges. Even better, they build on their existing knowledge and are encouraged to continue learning even more.
  • Learning keeps the mind sharp. According to the article, retirees who don’t pursue lifelong learning lose the stimulation that comes with a challenging job or career. This can cause them to lose their edge and sharp minds. Finding new things to learn can help to keep their mind engaged, provide more topics of conversation and keep their thinking clear.
  • It provides increased social engagement. When engaged in lifelong learning, retirees can continue meeting new people and making new friends with common interests, just like students in school. It can also increase confidence and open up new ways to meet others, both inside and outside of the classroom, according to the article.

Every day, residents at The Estates at Carpenters are learning something new, engaging in an array of opportunities, and experiencing exciting things. Contact the team at The Estates to schedule a personal tour, try out some of our programming and activities, and learn more about how we can help provide the retirement lifestyle you desire. Contact us today to learn more at 863-279-4503.

Experience What It Means to Have True Peace of Mind

With the security and peace of mind of a Life Plan Community, it’s no surprise why The Estates at Carpenters is the right choice for a perfectly planned retirement lifestyle. Schedule a tour and talk to our residents and team about why Lifecare at The Estates at Carpenters just makes good financial sense! Discover the uncompromised retirement lifestyle you deserve. Schedule your visit today!

About the Estates at Carpenters

The Estates at Carpenters is a Life Plan Community offering worry-free independent living, assisted living, and high-quality skilled nursing care and rehabilitation. For over 30 years, The Estates has provided older adults in the area with an active, engaging lifestyle filled with abundant choices and amenities and services that make life easier. A lifestyle designed to keep older adults healthy and well today – and tomorrow.

For more information on The Estates or to RSVP to an upcoming event, contact Jeanie at 863-279-4503 or visit our website

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