How You Can Further Your Education As You Age

If you’re retired, it’s the perfect time to kick back, relax and … continue your education? You bet! Plenty of educational opportunities are available to senior citizens. Whether you’re interested in art history, personal finance or any other topic, you’re bound to find accessible opportunities to further your education throughout your golden years.

Your local college or university

Think your college days are over? Think again! Plenty of colleges and universities will reduce or waive tuition on their regular course offerings for people over a certain age, and offer many continuing education classes as well. So whether you want to learn Italian or take a poetry-writing class, it’s worthwhile to see what your local school offers.

Online learning

There’s a world of opportunity available at a click of your mouse. Online learning offerings include those of the AARP’s LearningAdvisor portal, which offers personal and professional web-based courses for people ages 50-plus.

Your public library

Libraries offer a wealth of educational opportunities, from film discussion groups to practical courses on internet literacy.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Like college, but with no homework or tests, the courses offered by the Osher Institute attract people 50 and over who are interested in “learning for the joy of learning.” Courses are offered through universities in a wide variety of communities.

One thing we hope you’ll learn, no matter which educational opportunities you choose? BEK Medical offers the supplies and equipment seniors need for everyday comfort and safety. Give us a call at 915-599-1129 or browse our online selection of products to find out more about how we can serve you.