Continuing Education: Which is Best for You?
Have you ever considered continuing education in your active adult years? Higher education doesn’t limit itself to any age, and there are plenty of options to help active adults learn a new subject and keep their minds sharp.
If continuing education is something you’d like to pursue, there are a lot of options for subjects to explore and types of classes to take – but there’s one big decision to make first: Will you be taking your classes online, or on a physical campus? Both options have benefits, and it really depends on which suits your lifestyle better. Read on to learn more about which option is best for you!
The primary benefit of online continuing education classes is that you can generally take the class on your own time and from the comfort of your own home. There is no need to worry about traveling to and from classes, and can you work online classes into your current schedule as you see fit. Though many people may be daunted by the idea of taking these classes online, many programs offer simple online interfaces that are easy to navigate.
Just because your classes are online doesn’t mean you’ll have zero interaction with your teachers or fellow classmates! When you consider email, video chatting and other methods of online communication, the sky’s the limit when you need to ask your teacher a question or confer with a classmate.
Choosing to take your classes online also means you have a large variety of choices at your fingertips. Just do a quick Google search for “continuing education classes” and you’ll see what we mean!
If you prefer a more traditional style of learning, taking continuing education classes in a campus setting could be the perfect option for you! It really comes down to your learning style. Even though online classes can still offer an impressive level of interaction, some people simply learn better and enjoy learning more when they’re in a physical classroom.
An additional advantage to campus learning is that you’ll have face-to-face interaction with fellow classmates. For social butterflies who are interested in both learning and having a social component, campus classes are perfect. Luckily for our residents at The Villages at Two Rivers, nearby Anne Arundel Community College is a nationally-ranked campus that offers plenty of subject and class options to fulfill your continuing education needs!
Whichever option – online or campus – you decide to pursue, continuing education is a great option for active adults to make the most of their 55+ years!
Make the Most of Your Senior Discount
If you ask us, the best part about being an active adult is having the option of living in a 55+ community, such as The Villages at Two Rivers. However, coming in at a close second is the senior discount available to enjoy!
When you think of a senior discount, you likely think of the discounts available at restaurants – but there are a lot of other places to use your senior discount, in addition to dining options. Read on to learn how to make the most of your senior discount!
As we mentioned, restaurants are a popular place to redeem your senior discount. A great resource to check which restaurants offer a senior discount, and the details of those discounts, is theseniorlist.com. You should note that for large chains the specifics of the deal could vary depending on location and individual store owners.
The nearby Village at Waugh Chapel shopping center is a great option for our residents at The Villages at Two Rivers to explore, to find great restaurants and even better senior discounts!
Thinking of taking a trip? Don’t book anything before checking to see if you can use your senior discount! You can potentially use your senior discount on flights, train tickets, car rentals and hotels.
Though not always advertised, many retailers offer senior discounts for retail and apparel. According to a list published last year by The Senior List, major retailers such as Banana Republic, Kohl’s, Dress Barn, and Ross Stores offer some type of senior discount. We’d suggest asking the retailer at checkout for details.
The options for senior discounts on entertainment is seemingly endless! From concerts to museums to movie tickets, there’s a large variety of places for a ton of fun at a discounted price!
Our active adults at The Villages at Two Rivers know that part of the fun of being a 55+ adult is the senior discounts – but a lot of the fun comes from being a resident at our community! From our various amenities to our excellent location in suburban Maryland, to our awesome residents, there’s always fun to be had at The Villages at Two Rivers!
SOURCE: The Senior List