When you think about moving to a senior living community, the first thing that comes to mind is relaxing. Although this is true, many of our residents enjoy relaxation time, they also keep busy with a variety of continuing education opportunities.

Led by PPH Volunteer Coordinator (and resident), Carol Cherrington, PPH has been offering WiSE classes (Wisdom in Senior Education) for many years. Typically taught by other residents or staff members, the subjects vary depending on interest. This semester alone there was: iPhone 101, Line Dancing, Book Club, Who Am I, The Life We Lead and Spiritual Quotes.

Residents enjoy learning something new and spending time with friends and neighbors. Studies show that learning something new as you age increases brain health. When you are learning, important changes take place in your brain, including the creation of new connections between your neurons. This phenomenon is called neuroplasticity. The more you practice, the stronger these connections become.

The WiSE classes at PPH are a nice addition to the many fitness classes, spiritual opportunities, musical performances, lectures, and social gatherings. PPH Wellness Center Director Maureen Solomon emphasizes the importance of bonding during shared experiences. “It is amazing to me how wellness has the ability to bring people together. I see a group that works out together suddenly having dinner together, playing cards together, creating lasting friendships.”

You can see a sampling of our learning opportunities by clicking here for our latest activity calendar. If you are interested in learning more about living at PPH, click here. If you are interested in an employment opportunity, click here. If you would like to learn more about volunteering at PPH, click here.

We hope to see you around our campus soon!