Learning Never Stops as Tapestry at Wesbrook Village Hosts UBC Elder Scholar Program

On Oct 23, 2018 under Retirement Communities

Tapestry is committed to fostering vibrant communities that facilitate happier, healthier lives for our residents.

“We strive to set the industry standard for excellence,” says Adena Waffle, Vice President. “Our array of programs are always evolving to not only meet but anticipate the changing needs of our residents.”

A great example of a unique Tapestry offering is the UBC Elder Scholar program. Four times a week, Tapestry at Wesbrook Village hosts the UBC Elder program in one of the community’s onsite classrooms. The program offers seniors affordable access to lectures by top UBC professors and other experts – with an additional discount offered to Tapestry residents.

With the option to take eight two hour classes that run for six weeks, each semester is packed with opportunities for continued learning. Class sizes range from 20-60 with a span of topics from new trends in science, technology medicine and design, to a study of French impressionism.

The Elder Scholar program offers what is truly the best type of learning: while students are encouraged to ask questions and take notes, there are no formal tests.

“It’s a priority to our residents to maintain active and mentally stimulating lifestyles, and many have said this program was a driving factor in their decision to live at Tapestry,” says Natalie Wallace, Tapestry at Wesbrook Village’s Life Enrichment Assistant. “A handful of our residents attend their 9:00am fitness class and then head straight for their 10:00am Global History and the Roots of the Contemporary World class.”

To learn more about the program, visit this Breakfast Television spotlight.

 

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