Education & Outreach

  1. Health & Wellness Classes
  2. Dementia Friendly Initiative
  3. File of Life
  4. Medication Lock Boxes
  5. Caregiver Classes
  6. Walk the Parks Challenge

Health and Wellness Classes

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McFarland Senior Outreach periodically offers educational courses from the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging. McFarland Senior Outreach staff members are certified instructors for courses on health and wellness topics specific to older adults. WIHA courses are scientifically-proven, self-management educational programs that can bring the power of better self-care to older adults resulting in fewer trips to the emergency room department or hospitalizations, fewer falls, better caregiving, and measurable reductions in the progress of illnesses. If you are interested in one of these classes, reach out to McFarland Senior Outreach at 608-838-7117 to inquire about availability and scheduling.

Stand Up and Move More Class FALL 2022!
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On average, older adults spend more than 60% of their waking hours in sedentary activities--mostly sitting. Research shows that too much sitting is bad for your health. The stand Up and Move More program helps you add more standing time into your day so you feel better and improve your health. This course was developed and researched at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Participants who completed the Stand Up and Move More program decreased their sitting time by 68 minutes per day!

Thursdays from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
September 15th
September 22nd
September 29th
October 6th
November 3rd (Refresher Class)

McFarland Municipal Center, Community Room
5915 Milwaukee St.

This class is FREE! Class size is limited to 12. Call to register at 608-838-7117.

Join this class to learn:

  • The consequences of too much sitting time and the benefits of more standing time.
  • Strategies for incorporating more standing time into your day.
  • How to set achievable goals and address problems or barriers.