Taking a culinary tour of Asia, exploring Yellowstone Park, learning how to prevent high blood pressure, getting pointers from a geriatrician on questions to ask during your next doctor’s visit, learning about Andy Warhol’s rise to pop culture icon status—all of these experiences, and many more, are available to seniors who sign up for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s (JHF) new Virtual Senior Academy.
Last summer, JHF launched the Virtual Senior Academy to serve older adults living in Allegheny County through an interactive online platform offering engaging educational content on a variety of topics—from health and wellness, to arts and music, to current events and history. The Virtual Senior Academy connects seniors through video conferencing technology from the comfort of their own residence or community setting. The free program allows seniors to stay socially and intellectually engaged, expand their social networks, and express their creativity.
Hundreds of people have already signed up for the Virtual Senior Academy, which features an ever-expanding catalogue of courses that are led by community members of all ages. This spring, JHF unveiled a brand new Virtual Senior Academy promotional video, as well as an expanded website with more information on classes offered, becoming a facilitator, and locations where seniors can participate in group classes in the community.
To sign up for the Virtual Senior Academy, visit virtualsenioracademy.org. The Academy is also looking for community members who want to become volunteer instructors for courses. If you want to share your skills and knowledge, email firstname.lastname@example.org today.