Wise Wisconsin Winter Series 2022
UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Life Span programs help individuals, families and communities transition through the aging process by providing programming, resources and support on topics such as, family caregiving, healthy aging and creating aging-friendly communities.
One-hour sessions on Zoom Wednesday mornings at 9:00am
February 2nd through March 9th, 2022
Registration Required: https://go.wisc.edu/5u4ez3
2/2 – Old at Heart: Reframing the way we think and talk about growing older – Presented by Dr. Kristin Litzelman
What comes to mind when you think about aging? In this session, we will shine a light on biases and misconceptions about aging and learn how the way we think and talk about aging can help combat ageism and age-related bias.
2/9 – Compassion Resilience – Presented by Heather Quakenboss, La Crosse County HDR Educator
In tough times we might question if being happy or positive is important. This session will show you how our well-being is even more important during challenging times and how to build resilience, compassionately.
2/16 – Advanced Directives? What are those?!?! – Presented by Jackie Caratinni, Faculty and Wood County HDR Educator
At any age, a medical emergency could land you in a situation where you are unable to make your own health care decisions. Planning in advance and sharing your wishes with your loved ones and medical providers can make sure you get the medical care you would want if you were unable to speak for yourself rather than having decisions made for you.
2/23 – Jump Start Your Energy! – Presented by Karen Dickrell, Faculty and Outagamie County HDR Educator and Jane Jensen, Faculty and Sheboygan County HDR Educator
In the bitter cold of Wisconsin weather, our cars sometimes need a jump start. How does that translate to our own health and well-being? This fun workshop will provide information on how to eat for energy, get fresh air, improve sleep, control stress, use nature’s energy and keep focused on your goals. As an added bonus, discover how Friluftsliv can be incorporated into your life!
3/2 – The Retirement Transition – Panel Presentation Moderated by Ruth Shriefer, Faculty and Iowa County HDR Educator
Whether you have already retired or you are thinking about it, this session will highlight some strategies to consider for the months and years ahead. In addition to sharing information from studies on retirement, we will also have a panel of retirees sharing their experiences.
3/9 – Preparing for the Growing Season – Presented by Master Gardener Tom Jerow, Master Gardeners of the North
Join Tom Jerow, Master Gardener, to learn how to prepare for vegetable gardening, seed starting, getting your garden ready and spring crops.