At Learning for the Fourth Age we work with Leicestershire's oldest people to improve their wellbeing, happiness and health by offering a wide range of learning activities - from arts and crafts to IT and from music through to family trees.
Research shows that learning in the later stages of life can boost confidence, give a more positive outlook on life and delay on the onset of dementia. L4A works with 200 older people each year in care homes, nursing homes & their own homes.
L4A intends to:
- Encourage older people to follow up existing interests or develop new ones, using a multimedia range of resources
- Support learners with their individual needs by a trained learning mentor working with them on a one-to-one basis, using appropriate resources for each learner and taking into account their physical needs
- Promote the value of education as a tool for increasing wellbeing, giving a more positive outlook on life, increasing confidence and delaying the onset of dementia.
- Work towards raising the expectations that residents, relatives and society have for the quality of life and mental stimulus for the elderly, especially for those in care.
Charity No: 1157818
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