How Adult Learning Benefits Health and Well-Being

Feb 28, 2024

Evaluating whether pursuing adult education is right for you can be daunting. The pros and cons list can leave you feeling discouraged and confused about which decision is best for you. However, there are many advantages that can make the benefits of adult learning even more rewarding. Did you know that adult education can contribute to a healthier you? More precisely, it can equip you with resources that empower you to initiate changes in your life, community, and well-being.

Career and Financial Stability

Pursuing adult education can lead to improved career prospects and financial stability as people with higher levels of education tend to have higher incomes. Individuals who successfully finish high school, including obtaining a GED, have a 15% greater likelihood of securing full-time, year-round employment compared to those without any high school education. A steady job and secure financial situation can help reduce your stress and anxiety.

Healthy Living

A higher income and stable job can also result in better access to healthcare and a more comfortable living environment. As you pursue your education, you will be exposed to many areas of learning, including resources for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and accessing nutritious food.

Connecting With Others

Participating in educational programs involves interacting with peers, instructors, and mentors, fostering a sense of belonging and support. This social interaction with others and an expanded social network can reduce your health risks associated with loneliness and social isolation. Adult education benefits extend to your community as well, creating a more prosperous environment for you and your family to thrive in.

Quality of Life

The sense of pride you will feel while pursuing your education cannot be matched! Education impacts your subjective sense of well-being, confidence, life satisfaction, and capacity to cope. Studies have shown that individuals engaging in adult education report positive emotional and mental health benefits, such as reduced depression and anxiety.

Adult learning undeniably transforms lives! Adopting the mindset of lifelong learning can support your overall well-being and help you cope with life’s changes and challenges. Perry County Literacy Council can help get you started on the path of adult education. If you reside in Perry County, contact PCLC today to begin your journey toward well-being and health by advancing your education.

About PCLC

The Perry County Literacy Council is dedicated to delivering the programs and services that impact Perry County, providing a One Stop site in Newport where Adult Education and CareerLink® partners are accessible at a single point of contact.

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We believe that all Perry Countians should have access to services, education and credentials that will support self-sustaining wages. If you are currently facing challenges, please reach out to us. If we can’t help directly, we can direct you to the right resource.

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