Illinois Extension

Community Seminar Series: Summer Self Care 2024 Registration

Join the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute and University of Illinois Extension for a series on a variety of health topics. Pick and choose programs based on interest.

All sessions are offered via Zoom on Wednesdays at noon (CST) from July 10 - July 31, 2024.

Session dates:

*July 10 | Noon – Simple Substitutions: Aging Well with the Mediterranean Diet

Many studies consistently show that those who follow The Mediterranean Diet age better, have less cardiovascular disease and live longer.  In this class, we will learn simple substitutions we can make in our everyday diet to take advantage of the benefits of this style of eating. Presenter: Angela Bradley

*Available on Zoom and in-person at the Champaign Park District Douglass Annex 804 N Fifth St Champaign, IL 61820

*July 17 | Noon – Technology Use in Older Adults: Aging with Multiple Sclerosis

More people with multiple sclerosis (MS), a common and disabling neurological disease, are reaching old age than ever before. Fortunately, technological advancements have created many new ways to manage MS and complete daily living activities. We will discuss how people aging with MS are using tools and technologies in their daily lives and the challenges they face while using these products. Presenter: Camryn Lynn

*Available on Zoom and in-person at the Champaign Park District Douglass Annex 804 N Fifth St Champaign, IL 61820

July 24 | Noon – Balancing the Mind & Body: Yoga and Healthy Aging

The practice of yoga encompasses a variety of techniques to balance the mind and body, with many health-promoting benefits. For older adults, yoga can promote healthy aging by improving physical functioning, brain health, psychological functioning, and social connection. Yoga does not require anything but the intention to practice and can be easily personalized to suit your individual goals. Presenter: Stephanie Voss

July 31 | Noon – Tick Bites and Tick-borne Diseases: The Interplay of Human Knowledge and Behavior

This presentation provides an overview of how human behavior can impact our risk of tick bites and tick-borne diseases. Attendees will hear about ticks and tickborne diseases, lessons learned from two human behavior studies conducted on tickborne diseases in Illinois, and some tips on how we can protect ourselves and animals against ticks. Presenter: Sulagna Chakraborty

Registrants must create and sign in to a personal or work Zoom account to access the webinar sessions.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact Dee Walls at walls1@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet access needs.

Contact Information

All sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 12:00 – 1:00 PM (CST).
These sessions will take place at the Champaign Park District Douglass Annex 804 N Fifth St Champaign, IL 61820
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Civil Rights Compliance - Participant Info

As part of our commitment to providing equal opportunities in our programming, University of Illinois Extension is required to collect and report overall statistics about the race, ethnicity, and gender of program participants. Your responses are voluntary and appreciated.

Refund Policy
No refunds.
Total Registration Cost