Vocational wellness is topic for senior series

The LESS is MORE educational series program focuses on vocational wellness at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Tompkins Celebration Center at Friendship Haven.

This free wellness series is open to any adults wishing to learn more about healthy aging.

Vocational wellness is one of the six dimensions of health; the others being physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual. Balance between these six dimensions is the key to leading a healthy lifestyle. Wellness is the active process of becoming aware of, taking responsibility for, and making choices that directly contribute to one’s well being and that of the common good.

It is the integration of body, mind and spirit and the ongoing development of one’s own meaning in life.

A “vocationally well” person expresses his or her values through paid and volunteer activities that are personally rewarding and that make a contribution to the well being of the community. Vocational wellness involves continually learning new skills and seeking challenges that lead to personal growth and a better world. Listening for and following your vocational calling is a lifelong process.

At the program Wednesday, Jon Ulstad, retired Fort Dodge firefighter will present “Bringing a Bit of Summer to a Winter Day.” With nearly 500 species of butterflies in his collection, Ulstad demonstrate that vocational wellness can include some good exercise, the thrill of the search and the fight against ticks.

No reservations are required any of the LESS is MORE programs. The educational series is co-sponsored by Elderbridge Agency on Aging, Friendship Haven, Health Partners at TRMC and ISU Extension Service.

For additional information, people can contact any of the co-sponsors.