Holistic Care

Mindfulness in Education

Social, Emotional and Mindful Learning (SEML) helps children and youth understand and manage emotions, establish positive relationships and demonstrate empathy for others. SEML fosters positive youth development through integrating both social-emotional learning and mindfulness education. This includes both increased awareness and skill development that can greatly assist young people in responding to stress and trauma, developing resiliency and finding success in personal and social actions.

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4-H Healthy Living

The UNH Extension 4-H Program offers a wide range of health related activities for youth to participate in. These range from do-it-yourself curriculums, to cooking contests (e.g., The Grilled Cheese Challenge) to trips to Washington DC to participate in national youth health summits. Programs are designed for youth ages 5-18 but require the a participation of caring adults as volunteers ass well.

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Inquire about 4-H in your county

9 to 90 Documentary

The Center on Aging and Community Living  has a lending library which includes the film 9 to 90, which is a documentary about family caregiving. It can be utilized as a tool to help facilitate conversations with loved ones about aging with dignity in the modern age. 

Person Centered Planning Trainings

Person Centered Planning is made up of tools and approaches to help a person receiving care have choice and control in how services are delivered. Trainings are offered multiple times a year. Unpaid caregivers, professional staff, medical staff, and other paid caregivers are encouraged to attend. Trainings are perfect for people who provide any type of support to another person, regardless of age.

For more information, please email cacl.chhs@unh.edu.

UNH Caregiver Group

This is a monthly group of UNH staff and faculty to support one another around caregiver issues. Center on Aging and Community Living  organizes the meetings and some educational/resource opportunities for members.

Age of Champions Annual Health Fair

Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL) is the educational license holder of the documentary Age of Champions. Faculty and Staff may request permission to borrow the film for educational purposes. Additionally, CACL and the Recreation Management and Policy Department organize an annual event around healthy aging. The event is open to UNH staff and faculty as well as the community. This event brings together vendors and activities focused on health, active aging. All ages are welcome because "It's Never too Soon to Age Well!"