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Back to School for New Smyrna Beach Seniors

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It’s back to school season… but not just for the kids!

For everything from technical skills to art and wellness, New Smyrna Beach seniors are perfectly positioned to learn something new this fall and all year round. Take a look below as we explore some of our favorite local opportunities!

Friends and family

Education isn’t always a formal process—in fact, some of the greatest lessons you’ll learn come from the unlikeliest of teachers! For seniors, that might mean friends, neighbors, or family members who have their own unique skills and insights to share.

We know that many seniors can relate to the experience of a younger family member teaching them how to better use a smartphone or other piece of tech. But the education doesn’t stop there! Seniors can ask their grandkids, for example, to teach them a move they learned in P.E. class… or they can learn something new from their neighbor with a green thumb next door! Either way, everyday opportunities like these are worth seeking out.

Audited classes

One option for seniors who are interested in heading back to school, at least in some capacity, is to audit classes at a nearby college. This means taking a class without receiving credit, which is a smart option for seniors who might not want a full-time class schedule but would still like to take a course or two in a new environment, purely for the sake of learning

Local libraries

Volusia County’s library system is filled with ways to get involved and learn something new! The New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, for example, regularly offers open computer labs as well as classes focused on specific programs, like Microsoft Word. It’s a great way to brush up on tech skills, or learn something new altogether!

COA Senior Centers

Finally, we can’t forget about the learning opportunities that exist at the COA Senior Centers! You probably already knew that these spots (located throughout Volusia County) were ideal places to enjoy a meal or catch up with friends. But they also provide enriching educational opportunities, with offerings in everything from computer classes to programs that get you moving in all new ways.

Learning is a lifelong process… one that doesn’t stop at graduation! COA Senior Centers provide one of many ways to enjoy education for life. Browse our website or visit a center to learn more!


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