Senior Wellness Workshops
If you have any questions about the workshops listed below or need assistance in enrolling, please call Health Promotion Coordinator Lisa Jackson at (608) 757-5309.
HEALTHY EATING FOR SUCCESSFUL LIVING IN OLDER ADULTS is a six-week workshop designed to assist older adults in the self-management of their nutritional health. The focus of this program is to encourage participants to implement eating and activity behaviors that support heart and bone health. Cost: FREE
Session 3: Fridays, October 19-November 30*, 9:30-11:30am at Grinnell Senior Center, Beloit * skip Thanksgiving Week
LIGHTEN UP is an eight-week workshop that promotes quality of life and wellbeing in persons age 60 and older. The program is designed to help people manage their daily lives in more positive ways through techniques meant to process and understand the internal thoughts and barriers that influence daily decisions. Activities include group discussion, self-reflection, and journaling. Cost: FREE
Thursdays, September 20 - November 8, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, St. John Lutheran Church, Janesville
LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS is a six-week workshop that provides information and support to people with any kind of ongoing health condition: e.g., Parkinson’s, arthritis, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, cancer, and any others. These highly participatory workshops build the participant’s confidence in their ability to manage their health, communicate more effectively with family members and healthcare providers, de-stress and relax, and maintain active and fulfilling lives. Cost: $15 total
No workshops currently offered.
POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS is a six-week workshop for caregivers designed to help them better cope with the challenges of caregiving. Participants will receive support and resources that will help make their caregiving journey easier. Respite may be available so that the caregiver can attend this workshop. Cost: $10 total
Thursdays, August 2 - September 6, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Merrill Community Center, Beloit
Mondays, October. 1 - November 5, 9:30 am -12:00 pm at Janesville Senior Center, Janesville
STEPPING ON is a seven-week workshop that is proven to reduce falls through improving balance and strength. Topics include home and environmental safety, how vision influences fall risk, a medication review, and more! Includes guest expert presentations given by a pharmacist, physical therapist, optometrist, and pedestrian safety expert. Research shows that Stepping On participants have a 31% reduced risk of falls. Cost: $10 total
Mondays, July 9-August 20, 1:00-3:00pm at SSM Health/St. Mary’s, Janesville
Fridays, September 14 - October 26, 10:00am-12:00pm at Mercy Health North, Janesville
WALK WITH EASE is a six-week gentle walking program offered three days/week. It is designed to teach participants how to safely make physical activity part of their everyday life. The program helps people living with arthritis better manage their pain, but it is also ideal for people without arthritis who want to make walking a daily habit. Each workshop begins with a short informational “lecturette,” and then the group gets up and walks together outside (weather dependent) for the remainder of the time. Cost: $12 total