Keys for Embracing Aging - Know Your Numbers

What you do today influences your future. Learn how to take care of yourself now to embrace aging and grow gracefully, successfully, and with increased longevity.

Keys for Embracing Aging is a free 12-part series designed to help aging adults develop strategies for taking care of themselves through the years. Attend all 12 sessions, or simply drop in on the sessions that fit your schedule. By the end of the year, you'll be physically and mentally ready to embrace aging with open arms.

Each of these sessions will be held from 10-11:00 a.m. CST online via Zoom. You will receive an email after you complete your registration with information on how to join each session.

September 9 | Know Your Numbers
Certain health numbers can save and extend your life. These numbers are associated with cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, blood sugar, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference. A lifestyle including regular visits to a health-care provider, proper nutrition, and physical activity promote these numbers and contribute to healthy aging throughout the lifespan.

September 16 | Stress Management
Appropriate stress is healthy and useful, but when stress overwhelms you, it can become distressed, causing anxiety, tension, irritability, and a number of health problems. Learning what causes stress and how to manage it in positive ways helps you cope and live a more balanced, healthy life.

September 23 | Financial Affairs
Good financial management is important whether you earn minimum wage or are a millionaire. With money management and spending plans in place, you are more likely to meet your financial goals.

September 30 | Sleep
Sleep has a major impact on overall health and quality of life, including the way you look, feel, and perform on a daily basis. Your bodies need sleep to repair muscles, consolidate memories, and regulate hormones and appetite. When you sleep well, you wake up feeling refreshed and alert for daily activities. Sleep prepares you to concentrate, make decisions, and fully engage in school, work, and social activities.

October 7 | Taking Time for You
In today’s busy world, you juggle multiple priorities and responsibilities and likely make time for others before making time for yourself. But you are important too. Taking time for you is to take care of you, which makes you a better family member, friend, co-worker, caregiver, or leader. Even if it is just for 10 minutes a day, a time out is good for your mind, body, and soul.

These sessions are FREE, but registration is required.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any of these programs, please contact Chelsey Byers at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

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