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Learn essential tips for a better aging life experience

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URBANA, Ill. — As people age, they face many changes and challenges, from losing loved ones to declining health and independence. That's why it's essential to give them the meaning they need to live this stage of life with dignity. University of Illinois Extension offers a free online series, Lessons for Living 2024, where people can learn valuable life lessons and get relevant, easy-to-understand tips for living an inspiring, healthy, and enriching life.

“This series of webinars is designed to address important issues related to aging in terms of physical, mental, social, and financial health,” says Extension Educator Cheri Burcham.

Session dates:

  • Navigating Changes as We Age | Feb. 15 or Sept. 26, 10 AM
  • Eating for Eye Health | April 25, 2 PM or Oct. 8, 10 AM
  • Estate Planning 101: Know the Basics | May 14 or Nov. 14, 10 AM
  • Don’t Go It Alone: Improving Your Social Connections | June 13, 10 AM
  • Financial Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults | July 9, 2 PM
  • The Fuel to Fight Cancer | Aug. 15, 2 PM

Participation is free, but registration is required at

For more information or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact Samantha McLain at (217) 300-2525 or Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet access needs.


SOURCE: Cheri Burcham, Family Life Extension Educator

WRITER: Herbert Chavez, Media Communications Coordinator, Illinois Extension

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Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities. Illinois Extension is part of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.