About the program
Using the expertise that Extension offers, from Health & Nutrition and Horticulture to the Family Resilience and Small Business programs and everything in between, the Healthy Aging Initiative (HAI) can connect you with the resources you need to navigate aging and the aging trend. The HAI program offers several trainings for older adults and those that work with, support and serve as care partners for older adults. There are also classes addressing physical activity and nutrition through our Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), information on becoming a Master Gardener volunteer, resources to learn about family and care partner violence, or guidance on how to turn your hobby into a small income stream. In addition, the program offers information outlining the many careers in aging, professional and workforce development, and a curriculum to address aging perceptions and how the aging trend will effect all careers. Coming soon is a training portal for senior center staff and those that plan activities for older adults in residential communities to earn a certificate in aging. Overall, the goal of these programs is to provide the expertise and resources Extension has to offer for older adults, those working with older adults and those providing care and support to older adults.