WELLNESS INITIATIVE FOR SENIOR EDUCATION
The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education or "WISE" is an educational program that helps those 55 and older learn about the aging process and how to make healthy lifestyle choices. This program celebrates this exciting stage of life and offers simple tools to help senior feels more empowered about health and the healthcare received.
The six-lesson WISE curriculum is delivered by trained substance abuse prevention specialists at small-group sessions held weekly over a 6-week period. Each lesson lasts 2-3 hours and normally includes breakfast or lunch. The lessons are presented through a mix of lecture, discussion, small-group activities, and individual exercises. Participants are also given tools and resources for use at home, helping to increase the likelihood that they will put into practice and share what they have learned.