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Age may just be a number, but 2020 is putting that statement to the test. University of Illinois Extension Family Life educators offer suggestions for handling the physical and emotional challenges of aging, especially in light of the current health challenges.
Now more than ever, we could all use encouragement and practical ways to slow down and enjoy the art of healthy aging. Throughout September, learn ways to face aging with confidence and positivity in a free online webinar series.
Discover Healthy Aging begins Sept. 3 and will give practical tips from research-based information to enhance the aging experience. years. Each of the four webinars begins at 10 a.m. each Thursday in September.
Webinar topics include:
- Sept. 3 - I'm Positive I'm Aging: The series kicks off exploring the characteristics of positive aging with a discussion on ageism and the similarities of older and younger generations. Through these discussions, the importance of positivity-infused lifestyle choices, friendships, and attitudes in healthy aging with be covered.
- Sept. 10 - Looking for the Funny Side of Life: Humor has both physical and psychological health benefits. This session will review ways to use humor to cope with stress and changes in life.
- Sept. 17 - Finding Your Get Up and Go: Most everyone has days, or seasons of life, where it’s hard to find motivation to accomplish tasks. This webinar will help listeners hone in on what causes motivational ups and downs and give ideas on how to boost enthusiasm and increase productivity.
- Sept. 24 - Someday is Today - Live Your Bucket List: Live life to the fullest by checking off items on your bucket list. This webinar will challenge participants to put goals and dreams down on paper and actively pursue one bucket list item at a time.
All sessions are free, but registration is required. To register for any of the series sessions, click here: Register for Discover Aging