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Resources to Continue Learning at Any Age

Resources to Continue Learning at Any Age

There’s no time like the present to start learning something new. For seniors, learning can help keep their minds sharp and relieve them from boredom or depression. Plus, it can help them meet new people and connect with others.

Here are some great resources seniors can use to continue learning and developing their skill sets.

The Public Library

The Ocean County Library - Toms River Branch is an excellent resource for lifelong learning. Libraries offer free or low-cost access to books, magazines, movies, and more. With thousands of educational materials to choose from, you’re sure to find something that interests you.

Books can teach you about new topics, and libraries usually have a wide selection of titles and subjects to choose from. If you’re unsure what to read, ask a librarian for help finding something. They’re always happy to help and can also teach you research skills that can come in handy.

Libraries also offer classes on a variety of topics, including computer use, nutrition, and exercise. These classes are usually free or have a small fee.

Senior Centers

Senior centers, such as the Toms River Senior Center, offer classes, programs, and activities for seniors at a low cost. They also provide a place to socialize and meet new people. Being around other people can help seniors discover new hobbies or interests. It also encourages them to be active and engaged in their community.

Most senior centers offer classes on subjects like art, history, dance, and computers. They also have activities like book clubs, support groups, and outings.

Online Courses

There are countless websites that offer online courses. These courses are usually self-paced, and you can do them from the comfort of your own home. Many classes are free, but some may have a fee.

Popular online course websites include Coursera, Udemy, and edX. These websites offer business, science, history, computer coding, writing, and more courses. Additionally, YouTube also has a wealth of educational content. You can find videos on just about anything, from how to change a tire to woodworking.

Online courses are great if you or your loved ones don’t have the time or resources to attend in-person classes. And with so many lessons available, you’re sure to find one that interests you.

Your Friends and Family

Your loved ones can also be a great resource for learning. If you have a friend or family member who is good at something, ask them to teach you. For example, if you have a friend who is an excellent cook, ask them to show you how to make one of their favorite dishes.

You can also learn from your loved ones by doing things together. For example, visit a nursery to discover new plants with a friend who loves to garden. Or, if you have a grandchild who is interested in photography, go on walks with them and learn about taking pictures.

The Outdoors

Nature can be a great teacher. Spend time outside, and you’ll learn about the seasons, the animals, and the plants. You can also learn about the stars and planets by doing some stargazing.

You don’t have to travel far to find a great outdoor learning experience. Your backyard can be a great place to start. Spend time observing the birds, the bugs, and the flowers. You might be surprised by what you can learn outdoors.

If you’re also interested in getting physically active, consider joining a local hiking or nature group. These groups often have experts who can teach you about the area’s history, geology, and wildlife.

Games and Brainteasers

You can also learn by playing games and doing brainteasers. Games like chess and crosswords can help improve your memory and problem-solving skills.

There are several websites that offer brainteasers and puzzles. Many of these are free, and you can often find ones tailored to your skill level. You can also find brainteasers in magazines and books. Check the puzzle section of your local bookstore or library. 

Final Thoughts

Becoming a lifelong learner is easier than ever before, and many resources are available to help you. Libraries, senior centers, online courses, friends and family, nature, games, and brainteasers are all ways to develop new skills and keep your mind active. 

No matter your age, it’s never too late to start. Learning doesn’t have to be pricey or time-consuming. There are many ways to learn new things, even if you’re on a tight budget or have a busy schedule. With a bit of resourcefulness and effort, you can find learning opportunities just about anywhere. So get out there and start exploring the world around you.

At Visiting Angels Toms River, NJ, we encourage lifelong learning for all our clients. Our home care providers help seniors stay active and involved with their personal development. Call us at 732-240-1050 or contact us online to learn more.

Serving The Greater Toms River- Brick area and communities throughout Ocean County

74 Brick Blvd #109A
Brick, NJ 08723
Phone: 732-240-1050
Fax: 732-240-0702

Serving The Greater Toms River- Brick area and communities throughout Ocean County

74 Brick Blvd #109A
Brick, NJ 08723
Phone: 732-240-1050
Fax: 732-240-0702
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Visiting Angels of Toms River Receives 2022 Best of Home Care® – Provider and Employer of Choice Awards


Brick Visiting Angels of Toms River announced today that it has received both the 2022 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards from Home Care Pulse. These awards are granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on clien tand caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse. Visiting Angels of Toms River is now ranked among a small handful of home care providers across the country who have proven their ability to provide an exceptional working experience to employees and the highest quality care to clients.


“We want to congratulate Visiting Angels of Toms River on receiving both the Best of Home Care Provider of Choice Award and the Best of Home Care Employer of Choice Award, ”says Todd Austin, President of Home Care Pulse. “Since these awards are based on real, unfiltered feedback from clients and caregivers, Visiting Angels of Toms River has proven their dedication to providing a great work environment and solid training to employees, while maintaining their focus on client and caregiver satisfaction. We are pleased to recognize their dedication to quality, professionalism, and expertise in home care.”


Best of Home Care providers have contracted with Home Care Pulse to gather feedback from their clients and caregivers via live phone interviews each month. Because Home Care Pulse is an independent company, it can collect honest and unbiased feedback.

“By winning both awards, we are part of a select few home care agencies in the nation.  This shows our dedication to the industry and striving to make it better every day,” says Dave Frost, Executive Director Visiting Angels of Toms River.


“At Home Care Pulse, our mission is to help home care businesses create an experience that goes beyond client and caregiver expectations,” says Todd Austin, President of Home Care Pulse. “We’re thrilled to recognize Visiting Angels of Toms River as a Best of Home Care award-winning provider and celebrate their accomplishments in building a team of happy, qualified caregivers who provide outstanding care for their clients.”



To find out more about Visiting Angels of Toms River’s commitment to excellence, please visit or call 732-240-1050.




About Visiting Angels- Visiting Angels is the nation's leading network of non-medical, private duty home care agencies. Licensed, bonded, and insured, we specialize in both hourly and live-in home care services for adults and seniors. From as little as 1 hour a day up to full 24-hour service, Visiting Angels provide both short, and long- term home care throughout Ocean County New Jersey. Staying Home is still the # 1 preferred choice by seniors. Simply call us to learn more about our service and how we can accommodate your individual needs. Our professionally trained staff at Visiting Angels is always available to answer your questions.732-240-1050


About Home Care Pulse

Home Care Pulse leads the home care industry in experience management, online training, and review management. Through its Care Intelligence Platform, HCP empowers home care providers to attract and retain caregivers even during a historic caregiver shortage. HCP also conducts the annual Home Care Benchmarking Study, the most comprehensive survey of home care providers in North America and administers the annual Best of Home Care awards to agencies that achieve best-in-class client and caregiver satisfaction scores. For more information, visit