5 Places Seniors Can Learn in Tampa Bay, FL

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on

Safety Harbor elder care agencies know that the cornerstone of longevity and wellbeing begins with mental stimulation. Tampa Bay seniors can enrich their lives by continuing their educations at the following local classes. 

1. Charles J. Fendig Public Library

The Charles J. Fendig Public Library at 3909 West Neptune Street offers a Basics of Tai Chi class every Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. This low-impact form of martial arts will help seniors of all fitness levels reduce their stress while improving their balance and flexibility. The instructor of this class will also adapt movements for seniors with limited mobility. Seniors should be prepared for exercise and bring water and a towel to class. 

2. Countryside Library

Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore. The Countryside Library at 2642 Sabal Springs Drive offers adult coloring classes on Wednesdays from 10:30am to 11:30am. Coloring helps seniors relax and stimulate the areas of their brains associated with creativity and motor skills. Coloring materials are provided, so seniors are encouraged to come without crayons or colored pencils. 

3. Town ‘N Country Senior Center

The Town ‘N Country Senior Center at 7606 Paula Drive offers a drawing class for seniors on Tuesdays starting at 10:30am. For $3 per class, both beginners and those experienced at drawing with colored pencils, pastels and charcoal will receive individual and group lessons. Seniors are encouraged to work and grow at their own pace. Drawing encourages mental health and improves elderly motor skills.

4. North Tampa Branch Library

The North Tampa Branch Library at 8916 North Boulevard offers a free crocheting class on Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm. Seniors will join a cheerful group of crocheters to learn all about the basics of yarn art. Both beginners and experienced crafters will share their patterns, valuable tips and create garments for presents or charity. Crocheting helps reduce stress and improves senior dexterity and hand-eye coordination. All materials needed are provided at the library. 

5. Oldsmar Public Library

The Oldsmar Public Library at 400 Saint Petersburg Drive East offers computer classes the first and third Wednesday of the month from 3pm to 5pm. They have teen volunteers on-hand to work in groups and one-on-one with seniors to help them learn how to use social media sites and retrieve and write emails. Seniors who know how to use a computer can stay better connected with their loved ones and reduce their chances of feeling isolated.

You’re never too old to learn something new. Let Home Care Assistance help your senior loved one flourish mentally, emotionally, and physically to achieve the wellbeing he or she deserves. We provide flexible live-in, hourly, and respite home care in Safety Harbor that boosts cognitive stimulation and encourages mental growth. Set up a free consultation today when you call 727-330-7862 and meet with a trusted Care Manager.

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