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Senior Citizens to Benefit From Care – Home Adult Education by Sarah Maple

September 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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A newly announced scheme from the government will improve the quality of life for residents of 21,000 care homes in an effort to bring adult education to senior citizens. According to trainingjournal.com, the project has been commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and is in the hands of the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education.

The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) is a non-governmental charity with a number of high profile members, including the BBC, universities, local authorities and the Ministry of Defence. The primary aim of the institute is to ‘encourage all adults to continue in learning of all kinds,’ and set to achieve this by setting up events, support networks, publishing texts, and hosting training courses.

Of course, the idea of adult education for senior citizens is not new. China has been at the forefront of lifelong learning since the establishment of its Agricultural Broadcast and Television School. Before switching over to a primarily ICT-led scheme, the distance learning institution used radio, TV, video, and audio cassette, to ensure those in rural areas had access to learning materials. The scheme is now an integral provider for older learners in an aging society.

The fresh enthusiasm for senior citizen education in the UK is in part due to recent examples of the positive affect it has had when implemented. Tansley House Care Home in Derbyshire has recently won 2009’s NIACE Adult Learners Week after starting an education scheme – resulting with an increase in the levels of health and happiness of the residents.

The next step in the scheme is for NIACE to conduct a report into the best models of learning and the extent by which such schemes improve the lives of care home residents. The scheme also has positive benefits for distance learning and the promotion of continuing education for your whole life – which is a great thing at a time when new learning technologies, open content and proposed broadband for everyone is making education even more accessible.

Sarah Maple is writing for Kaplan distance learning about degree courses online and education in general.

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Formed in 1993, Nevada H.A.N.D., Inc. is a non-profit corporation with the mission to improve the lives of low-income individuals by providing affordable housing solutions and supportive services. In pursuit of this mission, Nevada HAND has grown into a full service real estate development company with the ability to design, develop, finance, construct, and manage affordable housing either for sale or rent. We currently own and/or operate over 3,100 housing units in 32 affordable properties.

As a Nevada-based non-profit organization and HUD-certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), Nevada HAND receives preferences for affordable housing development dollars under the Nevada Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program, HOME and Low-Income Trust Fund Program, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco’s Affordable Housing Program.

Nevada HAND was the first affordable housing developer:

  • To develop Nevada’s first affordable assisted living facility, Silver Sky Assisted Living Residence, located at 8220 Silver Sky Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89145 using free land donated by the City of Las Vegas;
  • To develop Nevada’s first federally discounted land sale under The Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act of 1998, Harmon Pines Senior Apartments, located at 6000 West Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89103;
  • To develop the first permanent affordable housing for chronically homeless individuals using HUD’s Supporting Housing Program’s Continuum of Care funds for Horizon Crest Family Apartments located at 13 West Owens Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Our Funding Sources:

  1. Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC)
  2. HOME / Low Income Housing Trust Funds (LIHTF)
  3. Federal Home Loan Bank’s Affordable Housing Program (AHP)
  4. Continuum of Care’s Supportive Housing Program (COC / SHP)
  5. HUD 202
  6. Conventional Construction and Permanent Financing

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