Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE)

The WISE Program is a wellness and prevention program targeting older adults, which is designed to help them celebrate healthy aging, make healthy lifestyle choices, and avoid substance abuse. It provides valuable educational services to older adults on topics including medication misuse and management, stress management, depression, and substance abuse. Created by NJPN and implemented locally by prevention agencies across the country, WISE promotes health through education concerning high-risk behaviors in older adults.

The six-lesson curriculum is facilitated by trained prevention specialists once per week over a six-week period. Each lesson is about two hours in length During the lessons, participants are educated through interactive exercises that include small group discussions and projects. Participants are also given tools and resources to take home.

Length of Program: 6 sessions

Offered: In-person or virtual

Cost: Free