Join the United Way, RSVP of Marathon County, The YMCA, Marathon County Healthy Department, Medical College of Central Wisconsin, Aging & Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin, Wisconsin Public Radio and the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point at Wausau Continuing Education and Outreach on this wonderful one day event designed just for Seniors in Marathon County. Our goal is to connect seniors to the many resources and options available on healthy lifestyles habits on our community, educate and empower Seniors with this new gained knowledge and allow them to gain confidence, and then apply the steps from this new knowledge/information and build new self-management skills towards a healthy life choices. This one day event, May 20, 2019, will be held on the UW-Stevens Point at Wausau campus.
Participants will attend this one day event to expand your educational opportunities on healthy aging in Marathon County. Join our community partners to hear our opening keynote speaker, Wisconsin Public Radio radio host, Zorba Paster as he launches the day focusing on healthy living for Senior s in Marathon County. The day will be comprised of a full day of hands on learning activity to promote healthy aging. Sample activities include: Understanding vitamin and supplements, Adaptive gardening for Seniors, Don't just Retire - ReFire!, Chair Yoga, Tai Chai, Healthy Beneifts for Social Connections, Healthy Eat ing on a Budget, Within Reach, Smart Technology Accessibility and much more! Participants will register and have many options to pick form and choose throughout the day. Included in the day, is a box lunch. At the end of the day, Betsy Abramson from WIHA, Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging, will conclude the days events.
Registration will open April 1, 2019.
College of the Emeriti
If you are over the age of 50, you are invited to become a member in UW Stevens Point at Wausau College of the Emeriti learning society. The College was established in 1987, and is an economical plan with several benefits to meet the educational needs of adults age 50 and over.
We are proud to pledge the University’s resources to this program which supports the concept of learning as a lifelong pursuit. As a member you have the opportunity to enhance your personal growth through creative use of your time in a stimulating, intellectual and friendly campus atmosphere.
- Free participation in the annual "Good Ideas: A University Experience for Adults,"a three day enrichment program in early January.
It offers a taste of campus life with an array of workshops and lectures.
- Free admission to one continuing education class per year (certain courses are excluded) and reduced rates on other courses.
- Free admission to the "Soapbox Series" faculty lectures held monthly throughout the school year.
- Free use of the UW Stevens Point at Wausau pool and library during scheduled hours and access to the cafeteria.
- Use of the fitness center for a small user fee and if prerequisites are met.
Annual membership fee: $79.00
Learning in Retirement (LIR)
Learning in Retirement (LIR) at UW Stevens Point at Wausau is a membership organization of retired adult learners providing an opportunity to share learning experiences and discover new joys. It is sponsored by UW Stevens Pont at Wausau Continuing Education, but governed by an all-volunteer steering committee. Discussions in LIR may incorporate field trip in our communities, keynote speakers or book discussions.
A LIR membership includes two sessions: Fall and Winter/Spring.
Membership Fee: $35