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REAL Services Kickstarts Wellness Initiative For Senior Education In March

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By: REAL ServicesHome Comfort Experts

REAL Services’ Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (W.I.S.E.) will be returning this March.

W.I.S.E. is an evidence-based program that will be running for six weeks beginning Thursday, March 16. The program is geared toward helping people 60 and older navigate aging.

“We’re starting to do a lot more of these types of programs in the community,” says Karla Fales, the president and CEO of REAL Services. “It’s really an opportunity to learn to celebrate aging, make positive lifestyle choices, and feel more confident and in control of your life as an older adult.”

The W.I.S.E. program uses activities and discussion to help seniors come to a better understanding of the aging process. Seniors will learn about exercise and nutrition, and how their lifestyle choices can make a huge impact on their overall health.

The first week of the W.I.S.E. program is based on the topic: Understanding the Changes Associated with Aging.

During the session, seniors will:

  • Learn facts about aging and have myths about aging busted
  • Become educated on the top 10 causes of death in America
  • Get insight on specific things that increase the risk of premature death for seniors
  • Gain an awareness of depression and its risk to seniors

The first session of the W.I.S.E. program will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 16, in The Alligator Room at the St. Joseph County Public Library Centre Branch at 1150 E. Kern Road in South Bend. The program will run for six consecutive Thursdays. To register for the program, seniors may call 574-282-4658 ext. 4558 or sign up online through an online form from REAL Services.

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