Aging Mastery Program (AMP)

In response to older adults in isolation, the Human Development & Relationships (HDR) Educator co-facilitated the evidence-based Aging Mastery Program (AMP) virtually in September and October 2021. The materials for this ten-part series were provided free to participants through a partnership grant with the National Council on Aging. The interactive series focused on: navigating longer […]

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Jane Jensen, Human Development and Relationships Educator In response to COVID 19 and family caregivers in social isolation the Human Development & Relationships Educator collaborated with the ADRC and Sharon Richardson Community Hospice to co-facilitate the six-part evidence-based Powerful Tools for Caregivers virtually in August and September. Evaluations found that all participants who had been […]

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Making an Impact: Human Development and Relationships August 2021

Jane Jensen, Human Development & Relationships Educator The HDR Educator approached the Washington County Extension HDR Educator to collaborate in facilitating the pilot program Planning AHEAD in May and June of 2021 as part of a statewide effort. Planning AHEAD is a series of virtual sessions for adults where they learned about end-of-life decision-making tasks […]

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Making an Impact: Human Development and Relationships July 2021

Jane Jensen, Human Development & Relationship Educator Along with a team of other UW-Madison Extension Life Span educators Jane developed and facilitated a ten-part virtual series. The goal of the series was to connect participants while providing them with tools, resources, and skills during social isolation. The sessions focused on building resiliency, self-care, compassion, developing […]

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Making an Impact: Human Development and Relationships June 2021

Jane Jensen, Human Development & Relationship Educator A 10 session virtual series (Aging Mastery Program) for seniors in Wood, Sheboygan, and Central WI counties, (offered twice) where participants develop sustainable behaviors across many dimensions that lead to improved health, stronger economic security, enhanced well-being, and increased societal participation. The program, developed by the National Council […]

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Lessening Isolation and Increasing Social Connections

Along with a team of Human Development & Relationships Educators working in the Life Span area Jane co-developed and co-facilitated a six-part virtual series focused on lessening isolation and increasing social connections. The series was facilitated in February/March 2021.  The sessions focused on:  cultivating optimism to help us meet challenges with a positive mindset even […]

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“Taking Care of You”

In response to COVID -19 and staff under increased stress, Jane collaborated with the Human Development & Relationships Educator in Washington County to facilitate the eight-part “Taking Care of You” series virtually in October/November 2020. One series targeted Health & Human Services (HHS) staff and the other targeted Area 15  Extension Staff.  Participants learned about […]

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Life Span Connect: Wise Wednesdays

Along with a small group of Human Development & Relationships Educators working in the Life Span area, Jane helped to develop a series of infographics and video posts for social media. Life Span Connect: Wise Wednesdays are posted weekly every Wednesday on the UW-Madison Division of Extension Human Development Relationships Institute FaceBook page. Past topics […]

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Preplanning for the Loss of a Loved One

Along with a statewide team of Extension Lifespan specialists and county-based educators, Jane is developing a seven module curriculum focused on preplanning for the loss of a loved one. Modules include 1. Course Introduction-Getting Ready 2. Personal Finance Basics 3. End of Life Financial Planning 4. Advance Directives 5. End of Life Decisions 6. Choices […]

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Moving Forward During COVID-19

Jane Jensen, Human Development and Relationship Educator The COVID-19 pandemic led to months of “Stay at Home” orders across the country. Now that these locations are slowly opening back up, it may be time to decide how or when to return to these places or who to start engaging with in-person. In response, Jane shared […]

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