Nov 16, 2023
The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) program will be offered to the public at no charge.
CLEARFIELD, PA. – Mature Resources Area Agency on Aging will kick off the 2024 Health and Wellness season with a new class aimed at educating older adults on a variety of topics, including safe medication use, the aging process, communicating effectively with healthcare providers, and strategies for making healthy lifestyle choices.
The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) program will be offered to the public at no charge. The program empowers older adults to advocate for their own health, make healthy lifestyle choices, and navigate use of medications and substances like alcohol.
WISE is a national program that has been presented in many states across the country since 1996, and is proven to help older adults improve their psychological well-being, knowledge, and attitudes about aging, including the awareness of the early signs and symptoms of depression. Participants will learn about the aging process and how to make healthy lifestyle choices, risk factors and behaviors older adults should avoid in order to stay healthy, examine how alcohol, prescription medications, and over-the-counter medications affect seniors differently and how they can avoid misuse, and learn how to use simple tools to feel more empowered about their health and healthcare.
Particularly helpful for adults aged 55 and older, this program will be offered from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning January 24, through February 28, 2023, at the Dimeling Senior Residence, 4 North Second Street, Clearfield. A light lunch will be provided.
To register, contact Connie at 814-765-2696, extension 318, or firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on other Health and Wellness programs offered by MRAAA, visit https://www.mraaa.life/_files/ugd/716c47_8f0550d56a214cee94971216aa0bd70d.pdf