Aging and Caregiving

 The population in Bayfield County is changing. According to estimates, approximately half the total population in the county will be 60 or older by 2030*. This presents challenges as well as tremendous opportunities for inter-generational learning, sharing and support. Knowing where to start with an age- or disability- related question is the first step in meeting the challenges in life’s journey.*Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services Demographics of Aging in Wisconsin https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aging/demographics.htm

Aging Mastery Program LogoThe Aging Mastery Program (AMP) empowers participants to embrace their gift of longevity by spending more time each day doing things that are good for themselves and for others. The program encourages mastery – developing sustainable behaviors across many dimensions that lead to improved health, stronger economic security, enhanced well-being, and increased societal participation.  Using the program developed by the National Council on Aging, educators from the UW-Madison Division of Extension will be offering this ten-session health and wellness program to older adults to help them build their own playbook for aging well. Registration is required. The ten-class series will be held over five weeks. Choose one of the following three class options:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 8th – July 8th, 11:00am-Noon
  • Mondays & Wednesdays, August 2nd – September 1st, 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Mondays & Wednesdays, September 27th – October 27th, 11:00am-Noon

Aging Mastery Program

Pre-registration is required at: https://go.wisc.edu/wiamp

Three new class options!

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 8th – July 8th, 11:00am-Noon
  • Mondays & Wednesdays, August 2nd – September 1st, 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Mondays & Wednesdays, September 27th – October 27th, 11:00am-Noon

 

AMP Flyer

AMP flyer 2021 June-Aug-Sept Sessions (PDF, 1 pg, 285KB)

 

The Living Well in Our Best Years Newsletter is a collaboration between the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the North and the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Division of Extension, Bayfield County. We’re committed to providing information and resources to older adults, caregivers and family members to assist them in growing and aging with grace, dignity and respect. We hope you find the information in this and upcoming issues useful. We are always looking for topic suggestions. Please get in touch to let us know what you’d like to learn.

2021 Caregiver Newsletters

 
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