OSHR 3151 - Health, Well-Being and Longevity: Learning to Thrive from Other Societies (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Just as some people are healthier than others, some societies enjoy better health, well-being and longevity than do others, and this is not simply because they can afford good nutrition and advanced medical care. The United States spends far more money than other developed nations on healthcare, and yet Americans die younger and suffer from more chronic diseases than citizens of countries that spend a fraction of what we do on healthcare. This session will take you to the Netherlands, Japan, Greece and many other countries to learn from them about lifestyle practices, economic policies, and social priorities that help their citizens thrive.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Lin Wilder

Lin Wilder has worked in the behavioral health field for 20 years, is a licensed professional counselor, and is the director of the Community Impact Team at the Health District of Northern Larimer County, which seeks to improve health in our community.