Heading Back to School Is for Senior Adults, Too!

Henry Ford, world-famous businessman and founder of the Ford Motor Co., once said that “anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”

Our senior living communities are proud to espouse the same philosophy, which is why many of our communities offer a variety of onsite educational programs throughout the year. Whether you’re interested in taking a cooking class, learning martial arts or perfecting your painting skills, Capital Senior Living has a course that will sharpen your mind and introduce you to neighbors with similar passions.

As autumn approaches and kids and teenagers everywhere get ready to go back to school, our residents are continuing their education as well. Learn more about the classes and workshops offered at Capital Senior Living communities across the country!

Cottonwood Village

Residents who want to bring the great outdoors inside can sign up for a wood-carving class at this Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Cottonwood, AZ. Seniors can create anything from kitchen supplies to mantelpiece decorations, all while receiving pointers from their teachers. Many residents find our wood-carving classes to be simultaneously soothing and stimulating as well as a great place to socialize with likeminded neighbors.

Spring Meadows Trumbull

This Independent Living and Assisted Living community in Trumbull, CT offers weekly cooking classes – ideal for residents who enjoy crafting flavorful meals for themselves and friends in the full kitchens in each residence. From savory main courses to sweet desserts, the course material is nothing short of delectable. Residents who prefer to take advantage of the community’s full-service dining room rather than cook their own meals can attend our art classes instead. It’s the perfect opportunity to create a masterpiece to add to the walls of their comfortable apartments.


Paint with all the colors of the wind at this Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Fort Wayne, IN! This community offers watercolor painting classes, which many residents find to be highly relaxing and even therapeutic. As a bonus, residents can use their multicolored creations to adorn their well-appointed apartments or use as gifts for friends and family members.

The Waterford on Highland Colony

Seniors who haven’t had the opportunity to travel the globe may want to learn more about other parts of the world at this Independent Living community in Ridgeland, MS. Available courses include foreign language classes, which allow residents to utilize their brain power while expanding their cultural horizons. Martial arts classes are also offered and give many residents a sense of focus, mental strength and serenity.

The Villas at Vintage Oaks

At this Independent Living community in St. Joseph, MO, residents have the opportunity to practice the ancient art of tai chi, a Chinese martial art. These classes help seniors improve posture and maintain flexibility without requiring any strenuous or high-impact aerobics. Additionally, tai chi classes encourage meditation, which for many residents can reduce stress and inspire positive thinking so they can live life to the fullest while embracing the strong sense of community that radiates from The Villas at Vintage Oaks.

Summit Place

Fashion-conscious seniors at this Anderson, SC Assisted Living and Memory Care community can attend regular jewelry-making classes.  Residents can choose from a variety of materials when crafting the perfect necklace, bracelet, ring or pair of earrings for themselves, their children, grandchildren or even friends. Like all Capital Senior Living communities, Summit Place boasts a full calendar of exciting social events, which means seniors will always have a reason to get dressed up and show off their latest sparkly masterpiece.

The Waterford at Fort Worth

There’s a lot more than square dancing and two-stepping happening at this Independent Living community in Fort Worth, TX! Ballroom dancing classes are offered each week, so residents can learn to waltz, tango and cha-cha-cha without having to worry about uncomfortable shoes or expensive private instructors. Enjoy a chef-inspired meal at the community’s onsite dining room before or after class, and you have all the ingredients for an extra-special date night.

At Capital Senior Living, our goal is to enrich the lives of our residents by providing an environment that is physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally stimulating. We believe that offering continuing education is an important part of creating the atmosphere we strive for, and we are delighted that our residents agree.

To learn more about onsite classes or to find a community near you that meets your needs, contact us today!

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