Instructor: Aging Collective, LLC
Credit Hours: 1.00
Approval Number: J607GEN04
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America continues to face serious health issues and wellness opportunities among all populations, but especially within the aging cohort. Increases in the rate of chronic disease, due to sedentary lifestyles, poor nutrition habits, environmental issues, and stress are extreme. The extension of lifetimes and increasing health issues have placed all populations at risk physically, socially, and emotionally. The United States is struggling to correct it is the health care system because it cannot sustain the continued demands of healthcare from a caregiving service and cost perspective. This course will address the wellness revolution, the six dimensions of senior wellness, the probable environmental solutions to achieve positive results within each dimension and the evolution of wellness.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Define the terms Wellness, Revolution, and how the terms relate to the senior population.
- Describe and understand the what, the why, and the how relating to the Six Dimensions of Senior Wellness
- Discuss probable environmental solutions to achieve positive results within each dimension.
- Elaborate on the evolution of wellness and what the future may hold including positive and negative constructs.
Jennie Griggs, BS, MA in Aging Studies, is a geriatric specialist, a course developer, speaker and an instructor for several senior fitness programs. Once successful in the corporate world nationally representing companies in sales, business development and training, Jennie’s life course and personal mission refocused following her health battles and those of her husband, who lost his fight with a lengthy illness and dementia.
Lynne Peer, M. Ed. in Secondary Education, is an instructional designer, corporate trainer and technical writer. She has developed over 75 courses for corporate clients, writes continuing education courses for architects and designers and develops facilitator guides and participant manuals along with train the trainer guidance to help companies deliver their own training sessions.