This series of non-credit educational programs for active older adults focuses on health, horticulture, and brain health. Workshops are offered year-round by Extension educators Molly Hofer and Veronica Aranda. Participants have the opportunity to engage in learning for personal enrichment and build new friendships.
Some of the workshop topics include brain exercise, health, gardening, book club, and laughter, just to name a few.
What the participants are saying:
“The U of I Extension programs are so beneficial to so many people, and genuinely so. They are always there to help, to answer, and to research for us. There is also a great cultural exchange among the participants.”
“The community as a whole benefits from the various workshops provided. The information is useful for the participants and also to family members and friends who receive ‘second hand’ benefits.”
Contact Aida Peralta at 773-233-2900 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to be added to the mailing list. Workshop brochures are published quarterly and registration is available online. Workshops are held at the main office located at 8751 S. Greenwood Ave., Suites 112-122, Chicago, IL 60619.
Wits Workout Curriculum
Developed to assist leaders who provide programming to older adults in community settings.
Wits Workout is a peer-reviewed, pilot tested, brain health resource tool developed to assist leaders who provide programming to older adults in community settings.
This 264 page facilitator’s guide consists of 24 themed units, each accommodating a 60–90 minute face-to-face program. Length of the session can be modified by the number of activities utilized. Sessions can be offered weekly, biweekly, or monthly, and can stand alone or be presented as a series.
• Printable activity handouts
• Answer sheets
- Wits Workout Facilitators Guide (whole curriculum) - $100.00
- USB Drive with easy to print handouts. Please note that you need the Wits Workout Facilitators Guide to lead activities and obtain answers (USB drive contains participant handouts only) - $25.00
- Activity sheets are designed to be duplicated for participant use.
- The curriculum is otherwise copyright protected from duplicating and sharing.