Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) – 

This program is for adults age 60 and older looking to stay healthy. It provides older adults with the information and resources they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and become empowered in regard to both their health and the healthcare they receive. WISE’s interactive lessons are designed to provide valuable education on topics including:

  • Understanding the changes associated with aging
  • Aging sensitivity
  • Valuing cultural and generational diversity
  • Managing medications safely
  • Addressing addiction, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use
  • Enhancing quality of life

The six-lesson WISE curriculum is delivered by trained substance abuse prevention specialists at small-group sessions held weekly over a 6-week period. Each lesson lasts two hours and are presented through a mix of lecture, discussion, small-group activities, and individual exercises. Participants are also given tools and resources for use at home. This upcoming program begins Wednesday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Petoskey Friendship Center.

Register with Jim Harrington, MSU Extension Educator, by calling (989) 619-4204 or emailing him at harr1626@msu.edu. Or you may register by contacting Lynn Gentner, FCEC Enrichment Director, by calling (231) 347-3211 or emailing her at lynn@emmetcoa.org.

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