Aging Healthy (Life Span)

UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Life Span programs help individuals, families and communities transition through the aging process by providing programming, resources and support on topics such as, family caregiving, healthy aging and creating aging-friendly communities.

Currently, Crawford County offers two Aging Healthy (Life Span) classes: Planning Ahead and StrongBodies. Our county programming changes throughout the year with new and recurring classes to be offered. Check back in to stay up-to-date on current classes.

For more information, our State Aging Healthy (Life Span) Institute offers a variety of year-round resources available here.

Planning Ahead

Many people wish to arrange their affairs to live well in their later years, and ensure their end-of-life plans follow their wishes. Still, it is something that many people find challenging.  Planning AHEAD is a new online class from UW-Madison Division of Extension, created to address most aspects of end-of-life planning.   More details available HERE


The StrongBodies™ program (formerly known as StrongWomen™) is a 10-12 week exercise program is for all ages of men and women. Each class includes progressive weight training, flexibility, and balance activities. This program catalyzes positive change in people of all ages to live stronger, healthier lives by providing knowledge, inspiration, access to programs, and ongoing support.

Register for the 2024 Winter/Spring Session by visiting

Wise Wisconsin Virtual Learning Series

UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Life Span program presents Wise Wisconsin Virtual Learning Series. Extension Faculty, staff and partners from around the state will host sessions on topics that will help you increase joy and satisfaction in your life, provide you with new skills and resources, and help you connect with others during the cold, snowy winter months. Grab a hot beverage of your choice and join us on Wednesdays at 9am on Zoom starting February 7th through March 27th. Click here for more details.

Contact, or the office at (608)326-0223, to speak further about the classes we offer!

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