The Internet can be a powerful tool to help people live healthier lives. Rend Lake College’s Institute for Learning in Retirement and St. Mary’s / Good Samaritan Inc. have joined forces to offer a free informational workshop on the subject this November.
“Internet Tools for Healthy Living” will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in Room 338 of the Rend Lake College MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon. The session will be led by Evan Youngblood, Education Technology Specialist at RLC.
The class will provide participants with important and reliable information for building and maintaining healthy lifestyles. Class members will learn to use the Internet to:
• Become a more informed health consumer
• Lead a healthier lifestyle
• Prepare for doctor visits
• Find care plans to help manage specific illnesses
• Learn about medication side effects, interactions and herbal remedies
• Learn to document wishes in the event of a medical emergency and assign
a power of attorney.
This program is free of charge. Lunch will be provided between noon and 1 p.m. Although the RLC Institute for Learning in Retirement is a co-sponsor of the event, people of all ages are welcome to register.
The Institute for Learning in Retirement is an organization of retirement-age people who share a common interest in lifelong learning and cultural enrichment. No grades are given and there is no membership fee. Classes and trips are scheduled based on opinions voiced by senior adults in the community.