Relational Aging and the Impact on Older Adult Relationships
November 13, 2019, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E.
This session is designed to describe relational aging within the context of intimate personal relationships of older adults. It seeks to explore the challenges and opportunities associated with the onset of health problems and their impact on both partners. This session will provide potential solutions as self-care and coping strategies are considered, inviting participants to share their own experiences and approaches to relational aging.
Kindness Kitchen: Empowering Changes through Empathy
November 19, 2019, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
This session will engage participants in better understanding community resources that promote food security as well as discuss the social factors impacting wellbeing. A local woman will share her lived experience with food insecurity and recovery from substance abuse and how resources like the food pantry helped her create a vision to reach others facing similar challenges. UW-Stout nutrition faculty will provide suggestions for healthy cooking and eating on a budget.
Fostering Healthy Minds in the Corporate Culture
February 14, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – Noon
MSC Ballrooms, UW-Stout
Maintaining a healthy mind is critical to achieving overall wellbeing, especially as it relates to the rigors and demands of the corporate culture. This session would engage participants in strategies for being mindful in the workplace to increase productivity and work/life satisfaction. Participants would leave with practical ideas for analyzing influences that impact mental wellbeing, as well as help participants prioritize and balance family, work and recreation.
The Ripple Effect
December 4, 2019
MSC Ballrooms, UW-Stout
Maintaining a healthy mind is critical to achieving overall wellbeing. “The Ripple Effect” is a documentary film that features a man that took action to end his life and lived to tell his story. This is his story about advocacy and hope as it relates to spreading the message about increasing awareness and reducing stigma around suicidal ideation and mental health.
Grandparent University: Analyzing influences related to adolescent e-cigarette use
April 28, 2020
Older adults often serve as trusted adults within families and communities. As such, they have the ability to serve as protective factors to positively impact the health behaviors of their grandchildren and other young people’s lives within their sphere of influence. Leveraging this status and lived experience has the potential to change the trajectory of e-cigarette use in our community.