Vocational wellness will be the topic for the "LESS is MORE" educational program for senior citizens, scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Celebration Center at Friendship Haven. This free wellness series is open to any adults wishing to learn more about healthy aging.
Barbara and Howard Jensen will present "Where are the Buffalo? Where are the Bathrooms?" on their experiences as volunteers at Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. After many years of volunteering in the Welcome Centers as well as at the buffalo roundup, the Jensens are able to answer many questions for tourists, including the most common: "Where are the buffalo?" and "Where are the bathrooms?"
A "vocationally well" person expresses his or her values through paid and volunteer activities that are personally rewarding and that make a contribution to the well being of the community, according to the series. Vocational wellness involves continually learning new skills and seeking challenges that lead to personal growth and a better world.
The series focuses on six dimensions of health: vocational, physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual wellness. Balance between these six dimensions is the key to leading a healthy lifestyle. Wellness is the active process of becoming aware of, taking responsibility for, and making choices that directly contribute to one's well-being and that of the common good.
No reservations are required any of the LESS is MORE programs. The educational series is co-sponsored by Elderbridge Agency on Aging, Friendship Haven, Health Partners at TRMC and ISU Extension Service. Contact any of these co-sponsors for more information.