'Embracing aging' classes available for seniors

By The Herald Staff

Aging is a reality. Dealing with the aging process is not always easy.

The Frontier Extension District, Marais des Cygnes Extension District and Coffey County Extension are collaborating on a program called “Keys to Embracing Aging.” It is a free 12-part series designated to teach individuals health and safety behaviors that contribute to quality of life, overall well being and longevity.

The series runs Feb. 3 through July 7. The sessions will run every other Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This will be a free program offered to people 60 and older and limited to 30 participants.

To register, visit bit.do/embracingaging or contact Rebecca McFarland at 785 229-3520.

The program introduces and reinforces 12 healthy lifestyle behaviors, ranging from healthy eating and physical, social and mental activity to personal safety, stress and financial management. Participants will engage in challenges throughout the program to assist with developing long-term behavior change.

The program is in coordination with the East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging.