Education & Training Opportunities for Seniors

Mercy Seniors offers a variety of education and training opportunities to help you maintain your independence and get more out of life.

 

Computer Classes – Basic computer classes taught by seniors for seniors.  We offer five beginning classes with optional internet training (monthly).

Cooking School – sponsored by Women’s Heart Center

Enjoy monthly cooking classes and learn new tips and techniques for eating healthy in every season.

Diabetes Education Program - Type 2 Diabetes Education (10 hours total) including evening and day classes.  Medicare covers this program for those with physician referral.

Health Education - Learn more on various health topics and meet Mercy medical professionals and other experts at monthly “Dine with the Docs” luncheons.

Income Tax Assistance – Offered annually during tax season in conjunction with The Southwest Missouri Office on Aging.  IRS-certified volunteers provide free, confidential assistance in completing claims.

Legal Assistance – regular education is available on advance directives, living wills and power of attorney.

Making Sense of Medicare

Safe Driving Help:

  • AARP Safe Driving Program – Drivers refine skills and develop safe, defensive driving techniques. There will be no test. Fee: AARP members $15.00 Non members $20.00. Call Class Registration, 820-5850 or 1-800-909-8326.
  • Driver Evaluation Assessment – This assessment is helpful in deciding if an individual is capable of driving safely.  The assessment includes vision, cognitive, strength and coordination assessments, including an on-the-road assessment in a Mercy vehicle with various adaptations available.
  • Adaptive Driving – Working with an occupational therapist, specialized therapy or adaptive devices are provided to help persons with physical impairments continue to drive – or return to driving after neurologic injury including paralysis.

 

To sign up or learn more about these opportunities all 417-841-0333.

 

Mercy Seniors Calendars

Resources for Seniors