Tag: Healthy Living

THRIVE: Focus on a better version of you in 2018!

Join us in Beloit to participate in an interactive self-care program that will help you meet your personal goals! Throughout the 3-week program over the lunch hour in January, participants will explore strategies to embrace each day and practice habits that will help you get the most out of each stage in life! Adults – individuals, couples, families, and caregivers – are encouraged to participate. The program is free and participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch while they learn! Complete details are posted at http://www.postrock.k-state.edu/events/

By:  Nora Rhoades

Keys to Embracing Aging – Lessons Available

Keys to Embracing Aging is an interactive self-care program that will help you meet your personal goals. Throughout each lesson, participants will explore strategies to embrace aging and practice habits that will help you get the most out of each stage in life. Adults – individuals, couples, families, and caregivers – at any stage of life are the desired audience for this educational experience.

Keys to Embracing Aging topics:  Positive Attitude ● Eating Smart ● Physical Activity ● Brain Activity ● Social Activity ● Tuning into the Times ● Practice Being Safe ● Know Your Health Numbers ● Stress Management ● Financial Affairs ● Sleep ● Taking Time for You

Keys to Embracing Aging can be a one-time program or up to a 12 lesson series. Each lesson typically lasts 30-60 minutes, depending on your interests and needs. To arrange a Keys to Embracing Aging program for your group, contact your local Post Rock District Office.

By:  Nora Rhoades

Keys to Embracing Aging – Join us in Downs!

Nora Rhoades
Family and Youth
Development Agent

Downs Senior Center
11:00 – 11:45am
Spring/Summer Dates:

May 10 ● June 14 ● July 12 ● August 9

Keys to Embracing Aging is an interactive self-care program that will help you meet your personal goals! Throughout the program, participants will explore strategies to embrace aging and practice habits that will help you get the most out of each stage in life! Adults – individuals, couples, families, and caregivers – are encouraged to participate in the year-long program with a 45 minute session once each month. No need to RSVP, but participation in the entire series is highly encouraged! More information at: http://www.postrock.k-state.edu/events/

By:  Nora Rhoades

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy in Osborne and Smith Center

Ashley Svaty
Nutrition, Food Safety
and Health Agent

Stay Strong Stay Healthy is an evidence-based program for older adults who want to improve quality of life and stay active. Over eight weeks, participants will increase their strength and improve their balance and flexibility.  Strength training has many benefits and Post Rock District is very excited to bring Stay Strong Stay Healthy to Osborne and Smith County. The exercises are easy to learn, safe, and effective.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Smith County Courthouse from 10:00-11:00am and also at the Osborne Library from 2:00-3:00 pm from May 9th-June 29th. All equipment will be provided. Registration due by May 4th with $20 registration fee. Minimum registration is required to hold classes.

Register here or visit our offices in Osborne or Smith Center.

By:  Ashley Svaty

Kansas Garden Guide

A well-planned and properly tended garden can provide food, relaxation, and enjoyment for a family throughout the year. Check out the Kansas Garden Guide for lots of information to assist you throughout the gardening season. A print version can be purchased at your local Post Rock District Office. An online version is available at: http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/bookstore/pubs/S51.pdf.

By:  Nora Rhoades

Strength Training Program for Older Adults

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Stay Strong Stay Healthy is an evidence-based program for older adults who want to improve quality of life and stay active.  Over eight weeks, participants will increase their strength and improve their balance and flexibility. The exercises are easy to learn, safe, and effective. All equipment is provided.

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy locations:

Space is limited, register early by following the links or call the Beloit office (785) 738-3597 or the Mankato office (785)738-3174.

Registration due by February 7th with $20 registration fee.  Special thanks to the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund-Jewell County for providing the funds to purchase a set of weights.

Watch for upcoming dates for Osborne and Smith Counties!

By: Ashley Svaty

Walk Kansas

Do you enjoy walking or exercising?  Would you like to increase how much physical activity you get?  Would you like to become more motivated to eat more fruits and vegetables and consume more water?  Walk Kansas is for you!  Keep watching for updates for this eight-week health initiative that will begin in mid-march and run through mid-May.

By:  Ashley Svaty

Personal Health & Finance Goal Setting

health-finance-goal-settingDo you want to make positive strides for your health and financial wellness in 2017? To guide goal-setting in the New Year, take the free online self-assessment tool called the Personal Health and Finance Quiz, available at http://njaes.rutgers.edu/money/health-finance-quiz/. The quiz is made available by Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Individual performance of ten daily health behaviors and ten daily financial behaviors is measured by a person’s responses throughout the quiz. Upon completion, participants receive a score for each section of the quiz (i.e., a Health Score and a Finance Score), a Total Score, and links to additional online resources for improved health and financial management.

By:  Nora Rhoades