If you have any questions about the workshops listed below or need assistance in enrolling, please call Health Promotion Coordinator Lisa Lucas at (608) 757-5309.

class logo health eating
 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 1: Fridays, February 23-March 30, 9:30-11:30am at Hedberg Public Library, Janesville
Session 2:
Fridays, April 6-May 11, 9:30-11:30am at The Gathering Place, Milton
Session 3: Fridays, October 12-November 16, 9:30-11:30am at Grinnell Senior Center, Beloit

Register for Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults

 class logo 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

Session 1: Thursdays, January 11-March 1, 9:30-11:00am at St. John’s Lutheran, Janesville
Session 2: Mondays, October 22-December 17*, 1:00-2:30pm at Grinnell Senior Center, Beloit *skip Thanksgiving Week

Register for Lighten Up

class logo living wellLIVING 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

Session 1: Wednesdays, April 4-May 9, 1:00-3:30pm at Council on Aging, Janesville

Register for Living Well with Chronic Conditions


class logo powerful toolsPOWERFUL 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

Session 1: Tuesdays, Mar 13-April 24*, 5:30-7:30pm at Council on Aging, in Janesville *skip April 17

Register for Powerful Tools for Caregivers

class logo stepping onSTEPPING 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

Session 1: Wednesdays, January 17-February 28, 1:00-3:00pm at Mercy Clinic North, Janesville
Session 2: Mondays, April 9-May 21, 9:30-11:30am at SSM Health/St. Mary’s, Janesville
Session 3: Mondays, July 9-August 20, 1:00-3:00pm at SSM Health/St. Mary’s, Janesville

Register for Stepping On

walk with ease logoWALK 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

Session 1: Mon, Wed, & Fri, February 26-April 9*, 1:00-2:00pm at First Lutheran Church, Janesville  
                    *skip Good Friday, March 30

Register for Walk with Ease


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