Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE)


Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE)

Wellness Initiative for Senior Education is a 6-session program that celebrates healthy aging by educating older adults about the positive aspects of growing older, maintaining a positive attitude and develop a comprehensive plan for working with all your health care professionals. Participants gain an understanding of common aging issues so they can avoid problems associated with the interaction of over-the-counter, prescription medication, herbal remedies and alcohol while supporting their ability to make positive lifestyle choices as they age. Audience: Seniors 55+.

Each session covers a new topic, such as: myths around aging; positive focus; medicines and interactions; creating a health plan for working with your health care professionals; and creating goals and making the best use of your life experiences and wisdom. Participants are provided with ample opportunity for interaction, participation and discussion.

Risk factors addressed: misuse of medications, affects of alcohol with medications, mental health.

Program length: 6 session of 1 ½ - 2 hours each.

If you are interested in more information or would like to bring this program to your group or community, please contact Shyra Aultmon at (201) 740-7148 or saultmon@cafsnj.org.