Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE)


Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE)

This 6-session program celebrates healthy aging by educating older adults about the positive aspects of growing older, maintaining a positive attitude and developing 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.

Each session covers a new topic, such as myths around aging, positive focus, medicines and interactions, creating a health plan for managing your relationships with 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

Audience: Seniors 55+

If you are interested in more information or would like to bring this program to your group or community, please contact Marigrace Flynn at (201) 740-7098 or mflynn@cafsnj.org.