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Nearby Nature and Socializing: Everyday Tips to Boost Your Health and Well-Being

Summer Self-Care 2024
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Discover how nature and socializing can improve your health and well-being.

Have you ever felt down or bored and weren’t sure how to “put yourself out of it?” Learn how nature and socializing can improve your health and well-being. We will focus on practical, research-based strategies for enjoying nature nearby and socializing. Presenters: Leslie Camarillo and Damien Cavanaugh.

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Get research-based information on complex health issues in this free online series, where experts from the University of Illinois offer holistic solutions to address health challenges.

Nearby Nature and Socializing: Everyday Tips to Boost Your Health and Well-Being | June 26, Noon

Have you ever felt down or bored and weren’t sure how to “put yourself out of it?” Learn how nature and socializing can improve your health and well-being. We will focus on practical, research-based strategies for enjoying nature nearby and socializing. Presenters: Leslie Camarillo and Damien Cavanaugh.

When Silence Grows Louder: Aging and Its Impact on Hearing | July 3, Noon

What do we know about age-related hearing loss? Older adults often experience ear and hearing-related issues such as ringing in the ears and difficulty hearing daily sounds like alarms and conversations in quiet or noisy backgrounds. These issues can eventually lead to social isolation, cognitive problems, and a decline in overall quality of life. Learn about age-related hearing loss and what we can do about it. Presenters: Rohit M. Ananthanarayana and Vahid Delaram.

*Simple Substitutions: Aging Well with the Mediterranean Diet | July 10, Noon

Some studies consistently show that those who follow the Mediterranean diet age better, have less cardiovascular disease, and live longer. Explore simple substitutions you can make in your everyday diet to take advantage of the benefits of this eating style. Presenter: Angela Bradley.

*Available online and in-person at the Champaign Park District Douglass Annex, 804 N Fifth St., Champaign, IL 61820.

*Technology Use in Older Adults: Aging with Multiple Sclerosis | July 17, Noon

More people with multiple sclerosis (MS), a common and disabling neurological disease, are reaching old age than ever before. Fortunately, technological advancements have created new ways to manage MS and complete daily living activities. We will discuss how people aging with MS are using tools and technologies in their daily lives and the challenges they face while using these products. Presenter: Camryn Lynn.

*Available online and in-person at the Champaign Park District Douglass Annex, 804 N Fifth St., Champaign, IL 61820.

Balancing the Mind and Body: Yoga and Healthy Aging | July 24, Noon

The practice of yoga encompasses a variety of techniques to balance the mind and body, with many health-promoting benefits. Discover how yoga can promote healthy aging for older adults by improving physical functioning, brain health, psychological functioning, and social connection. Yoga does not require anything but the intention to practice and can be easily personalized to suit your individual goals. Presenter: Stephanie Voss.

Tick Bites and Tick-Borne Diseases: The Interplay of Human Knowledge and Behavior | July 31, Noon

This presentation provides an overview of how human behavior can impact our risk of tick bites and tick-borne diseases. Attendees will hear about ticks and tick-borne diseases, learn lessons from two human behavior studies conducted in Illinois, and get tips on protecting ourselves and animals against ticks. Presenter: Sulagna Chakraborty.

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