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Aging Well

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Aging well refers to the process of maintaining physical, mental, and emotional health and vitality as individuals grow older. It encompasses adopting healthy lifestyle practices, staying socially engaged, and fostering a positive mindset to enhance overall well-being in the later stages of life. It emphasizes the importance of maintaining a balanced and active lifestyle to promote longevity, independence, and a high quality of life throughout the aging process.

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Aging in Place

Offering guidance to those who wish to stay in their homes for as long as possible.
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Family Caregiving

Family caregiving can be rewarding.
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Health and Well-being

The health and well-being of older adults includes physical, psychological and social
Aging Well Programs
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Fit & Strong!

Fit & Strong! is a 12-week program that includes 60-minutes of exercise and 30-minutes of group discussion/health education

Stepping On

Stepping On is a national evidence-based program designed to help older adults take control of their fall risks, explore coping behaviors and use safety strategies in everyday life.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

NDSU Extension provides statewide coordination for this national program. Over the course of six weeks, family caregivers learn about tools needed to take care of themselves. If family caregivers learn to take good care of themselves, they will be better prepared to take good care of their loved ones.
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Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance (TJQMBB) is a national evidence-based program designed to help older adult improve both static and dynamic postural stability, mindful control of body positioning in space, and more.
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This training will prepare you to be an instructor for Fit & Strong, a physical activity program for older adults.
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