Aging

couple in kitchenStay Independent: A Healthy Aging Series

A nutrition and wellness program for individuals age 60+ designed to help adults remain healthy and independent as they age. Topics focus on:
- Three Meals a Day
- Feast on Fruits and Vegetables
- Power Up with Protein
- Exercise Your Independence

 


father and daughterFinances of Caregiving

A series of workshops to increase understanding of possible solutions for providing care for a loved one and help families plan together for the care receiver’s care.


Retirement: Secure Your Future

No matter where you are in your career, NOW is a great time to give some thought to retirement.


Powerful Tools for CaregiversPowerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of adults with chronic conditions or children with special health and behavioral needs to take better care of themselves. The “tools” learned in the six week series benefit caregivers by helping them reduce stress, improve caregiving confidence, establish balance in their lives, communicate their needs, make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.


holding handsCaregiving Relationships: Conversations on Aging

Short classes to help family members recognize how caregiving affects relationships among family members. It also builds talking and listening skills for addressing changing needs in later life.


Mid Life and BeyondMid Life & Beyond ... the Whole Picture

A holistic educational program to enhance the quality of life of Iowans mid life & beyond.

Popular Publications

Managing Stress in Later Life Families
As your family grows older, new stresses can occur. Find out more about changing relationships with your spouse, adult children, and grandchildren; managing resources; how grief and loneliness affect stress; and how to manage changes in health.

Wellness in Retirement

Wellness in Retirement
Tips and techniques for staying healthy as we age, focusing on nutrition and fitness issues.

Stay Independent, Prevent Sarcopenia
Lifestyle tips to keep muscles strong and functioning as you age.

Helping Memory-Impaired Elders: A Guide for Caregivers
Information designed to give family and professional caregivers a fuller understanding of dementia in later life and ways to cope more effectively with the resulting changes.

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