You’re never too young or too old to learn valuable lessons to keep you fit, healthy, happy, and financially sound. In a tradition which has lasted decades and adapted with the changing world environment, “Lessons for Living” are monthly workshops which provide easy-to-understand tips for living full, rich lives.
The free online webinars, taught by University of Illinois Extension educators, are extended at no cost to the public in collaboration with the Illinois Home and Community Education units throughout the state. One may register online at go.illinois.edu/2021HCElessons.
The monthly webinars continue with:
• “How to Save on Travel” at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 15.
Traveling across the state or around the world offers many opportunities for fun and spending money. Learn ways to be a savvy traveler including how to manage your finances efficiently and safely while traveling. The program will be repeated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. For any questions, contact Camaya Wallace Bechard, firstname.lastname@example.org
• “Healthy Behaviors for a Healthy Immune System” at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 20.
A healthy immune system gives the body a layer of protection. While no one food or healthy lifestyle behavior can prevent illness, you can help boost your immunity with a healthy balance of nutrient-rich foods, adequate sleep, physical activity, and managed stress. Find out about the steps you need to take to build a strong immune system. The program will be repeated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9. For any questions, contact Diane Reinhold, email@example.com.
• “Medical Identity Theft” at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 8.
With medical identity theft, the thief may use your name or health insurance number to get care. This program will help you detect signs of medical identity theft, protect your medical information, and what to do if you notice mistakes or find out your identity has been used. For any questions, contact Sasha Grabenstetter, firstname.lastname@example.org.
• “Five Flavors: How the Palate Changes” at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 8.
How does our palate change through our life cycle? What are some ways to enhance flavor using color and spices? What is behind the psychology of taste? Learn about the five senses, the process of aging, and the connection between smell and taste. For any questions, contact Susan Glassman, email@example.com.
• “Understanding the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19.
Recent research has revealed that Adverse Childhood Experiences can cause a lifetime of health consequences; from not being able to sleep soundly as an adult, to difficulty concentrating, anxiety, depression, and physical health problems. Discover how it impacts you, your family, and your community and what you can do to help. For any questions, contact Karla Belzer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
• “Building Resiliency in Yourself and Your Organization” at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9.
Everyone has been challenged by a tough situation sometime in their life. You have witnessed highly resilient people that have the ability to adapt, recover, and grow stronger from difficult situations. In this lesson, learn what characteristics resilient people and organizations possess that help them create opportunities from challenges, and how you can also nurture and strengthen your resilience. The program will be repeated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. For any questions, contact Cheri Burcham, email@example.com.
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