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Seniors Soak Up Knowledge at Weekly Breakfast Club

Educational programs and free breakfast help seniors stay healthy and social

Maintaining social connections and community involvement is an important factor in preventing memory loss and cognitive disorders, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health. ProHealth Care, a regional healthcare system in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, offers a Senior Breakfast Club where seniors socialize and learn about relevant health topics.

The free club meets once a month at two locations—in Oconomowoc and Waukesha—for registered attendees. Speakers present on topics such as managing medications, healthy eating, and caring for yourself or a loved one. The program helps seniors stay engaged in their community and healthcare.

“Keeping up with friends and acquaintances and staying active are proven ways to live longer and happier lives,” said Sarah Butz, ProHealth’s director of community benefit. “It’s wonderful to see our Senior Breakfast Club participants taking advantage of this added health benefit.”

Read more about the Senior Breakfast Club from ProHealth Care.