Compass Behavioral Health in coordination with Douglas County Senior Services is offering a new education program for county residents age 55 and older.

The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education is an evidence-based program that celebrates healthy aging and educates older adults through fun and interactive lessons.

In the six-session program, participants will learn about the aging process and ways older adults can stay healthy.

The program provides information on how alcohol, prescription medications, and over-the-counter medications affect older adults, and offers simple tools to feel more empowered about their health and the health care they receive.

Three six-week WISE programs will be offered throughout Douglas County. Each session starts at 10 a.m. with lunch served at noon.

Yoncalla Community Center — Tuesdays, July 9 to Aug. 13

Glide Community Center — Thursdays, July 11 to Aug. 15

Glendale Special People’s Depot — Fridays, July 19 to Aug. 23.

For information call 541-440-3532 or

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Dan Bain is the health reporter for The News-Review. He previously worked at KPIC and 541 Radio.

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