Financial Management and Aging Well in Florida.

Lynda Spence offers education on the following topics:
- Financial Management: credit card management, fraud, spending, saving, first-time home buying and retirement.
- Aging well in Florida.    

See Lynda's archived newsletter here.

Click below for a video on: Women and Money: Unique Issues


The Art of Goodbye: An Interdisciplinary Approach to End-of-Life Education  
A four-week series workshop.

Lacking information, confidence, candor, support, strength, and fortitude, it is common for individuals and families to defer to loved ones and health care providers, hoping beyond hope that they will instinctively know how to carry out their wishes at the end of life. This shifting of onus can wreak havoc on survivors’ well-being, negatively impacting relationships and finances well beyond the loss. This series is offered through University of Florida/IFAS Extension and helps participants explore end-of-life concerns. Participants will identify personal values and beliefs that will help them begin to plan and communicate with family, friends, and healthcare providers with greater self-determination. By breaking the silence through group learning sessions we begin to normalize conversations that been historically taboo in our society. Individuals and families benefit when guilt, shame, and conflict can be discussed and minimized. Relationships are strengthened through meaningful communication and planning.
More information on this workshop can be found here.

Homebuyer education helps reduce stressful, discouraging, time-consuming and costly road blocks. Certificates of completion will be awarded upon attendance of all four classes. Satisfies requirements set forth by H.U.D., S.H.I.P., Habitat for Humanity and other housing assistance programs. If you are interested in this program, please call 352-671-8402 for registration information.

Nutrition, wellness and food safety.

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Check out the latest Wellness Matters newsletter here.

Nancy Gal offers education on the following topics:
- Safe food-handling practices.
- Diabetes prevention and management.
- Healthy lifestyle and nutrition practices, meal-planning, heart health, wellness.

Contact Extension Service to schedule a class (often free or offered for a nominal fee) for your group, or check out the calendar for future scheduled opportunities.  

Click below for the current student activity guide provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture, Growing up healthy with food from Florida


Sharing Wisdom: Matters of Health & Wealth

An eight-session educational series
June 4, 11, 18 and 25
July 2, 9, 16 and 23

Join us for a program on matters of health and wealth at Hawthorne Village.

Topics covered will include:
Nutrition as we age
Maintaining a healthy blood pressure
Living well with Type 2 Diabetes
The basics of bone health
Who gets Grandma's pie plate?
Important conversations about health concerns
Important conversations about financial concerns
The greatest gift of all - planning ahead

Click here for informational flyer.

Healthy Living - Hawthorne Village - Final Draft