Extension program helps seniors ‘embrace aging’

Would you like to learn how you can fully enjoy your senior years?

Starting in April, Scott County FACS Agent Carol Ann Crouch will begin a program called, “Keys to Embracing Aging.”

Each month during the upcoming year, Crouch will lead a program over the noon hour. There is no cost to participate, but the class is limited to 10 participants.

“The material we will be covering is really good and it will be fun,” says Crouch.

There are approximately 70,000 Americans who are 100 years or older and this number will rise with the aging Baby Boomer generation. As more Americans age, we are learning more about their secrets to longevity.

“Many healthy centenarians are teaching us that aging can be a positive, joyful and exciting experience,” says Crouch. “They demonstrate that each new year of life brings increased knowledge, wisdom and a greater ability to engineer a positive approach to the aging process.”

Many centenarians attribute their longevity to a positive attitude, nutrition, physical activity, mental and social stimulation, staying in-tune with the times, safety, medical literacy, financial security, sleep and taking time for oneself. When given the necessary attention, such lifestyle choices can positively affect future health, well-being and optimal aging.

The program is made possible through a grant from K-State Extension and Kentucky Extension.

 

Persons can register by calling the Extension office (872-2930) or emailing Crouch at ccrouch@ksu.edu.

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