Jones Co. Extension provides wellbeing workshop

     Wellbeing isn’t something to achieve and check off a bucket list. Instead, it’s an ongoing journey that varies with each person. Jones County residents can find their own way in a new program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

     “What About Me? My Wellbeing” is a free four-week educational workshop series. The introductory, research-based program covers taking time for oneself, relationships, finances, and physical health. Each workshop is 45 minutes and presented at your location.

     “Wellbeing is not an end; it’s a journey,” said Phyllis Zalenski, a human sciences specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. “Your needs will fluctuate depending on where you are in your life. This program can be applied at any point.

     “It’s all about taking time out of your busy schedule to reflect on the lifestyle choices you’re making to meet your own goals for your relationships and your financial and physical health. This is not about us telling you what you should be doing. It’s about you figuring out what you should be doing based on your individual goals.”

     “You will learn some new information, but what’s more important is that the program allows you to take time to focus on you,” added Jennifer Fischer, Jones County ISU Extension and Outreach director.

     “After completing the program, you’ll have the tools to keep working on your own wellbeing,” Fischer said.

     For more information about the “What About Me? My Wellbeing” workshop series, contact Jones County Extension and Outreach at 319-465-3224 or contact Phyllis Zalenski at


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