Lifelong Learning

Exploration and discovery are a vital part of living well and play a key role in healthy aging. In fact, studies show that people who stay stimulated intellectually throughout life are typically happier and healthier. Residents of Salina Presbyterian Manor routinely participate in a wide variety of activities that keep them actively engaged in the community and the world.

  • Our monthly “Art Discovery” parties give residents a chance to view the works of local artists and to learn directly from the artists themselves. Topics range from painting and sculpture to culinary arts and cake decorating, mosaics, stained glass…even greeting cards.
  • Through the “Share Your Life” writing project, residents have an opportunity not only to exercise their creativity and writing skills but also to learn more about each other.
  • Representatives from local attractions and cultural venues regularly present programs on a wide range of topics. For example, visits by staff from Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure provide insights into animal conservation, endangered species and animal care. The presenters usually bring along animals with which residents can interact and view up close.
  • Residents themselves routinely present programs on topics such as a recent visit abroad or to some place of interest or on personal collections they have accumulated such as stamps, dolls or other memorabilia.
  • Once a year in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association we host an informational program on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The program is open to the entire community.

Just Ask

We offer Just Ask educational sessions to the general public as well as our residents, presenting the latest information on topics of interest to older adults. Topics include senior fitness, how to recognize the warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and heart disease, financial planning and how to avoid scams.

In addition to hosting art classes and lectures, Salina Presbyterian Manor maintains a well-stocked and beautifully appointed library. Residents have access to books and periodicals on a wide range of subjects, plus a wealth of digital resources accessible via computer.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Beginning in Fall 2015, residents at Salina Presbyterian Manor can continue learning for the joy of learning with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute classes. The Osher Institute offers short-term, non-credit classes designed for people age 50 and older. The classes are open to all ages and education levels and the public is invited to attend.

Osher classes cover a variety of topics – from the Civil War to the British Empire, to Judy Garland and the golden age of radio. Check our Upcoming Events page for scheduled classes.