Participation in further education and learning activities can offer a positive contribution to quality of life and continuing independence. Research studies have found that continuing learning during retirement may provide protection for the ageing brain against decline and dementia. It can also provide opportunities for social interaction that reduce feelings of isolation and include older people in their local community activities.
Community Learning Centres offer various activities and courses such as keep-fit, language courses, computing and crafts. They also play host to a wide range of clubs and societies.
For further information visit Learning Pembrokeshire
or tel: 01834 861712.
Age Cymru Pembrokeshire can provide individual tuition on how to use a computer and access the internet. Tel: Age Cymru Pembrokeshire 01437 769972.
Pembrokeshire College runs a range of adult community classes at community centres and village halls throughout Pembrokeshire. These include:
For more information tel: 01437 753 139 www.step.pembrokeshire.ac.uk
U3A (University of the Third Age) is a self-help organisation for older people no longer in full time employment to take up educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment. Members share their knowledge, skills and experience to learn from each other.
Go to www.pembrokeshireu3a.org.uk to download a member’s application form or fill in the contact form