Keys to Happiness

by  McMillen Health

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Aging adults struggle with emotions such as depression, anxiety, and sadness daily. Research shows that these emotions can trigger the stress response in the body which can lead to physical symptoms such as high blood pressure, nausea, muscle tension, and headaches. Participants will learn the 4 keys to happiness which can counteract these negative interactions. The ability to stay socially engaged, physically engaged, mentally engaged, and purposefully engaged are all critical components of happiness. The body produces natural happiness chemicals in the form of hormones and neurotransmitters. We will discuss specific strategies senior adults can do every day to trigger the release of these happiness chemicals to improve their mood and boost their happiness levels.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $210.00
Point to Point Premium: $195.00

Schedule 5 of the same program on the same day and one will be free! Please include a purchase order number when you submit a reservation. Bridging fees will be paid by the customer. An invoice will be sent after successful delivery of each program. A 1.5% late charge will be added 30 days after the invoice date. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your confirmed videoconference date to avoid billing. Payment is due in full upon receipt of the invoice. Checks should be made to McMillen Health in US Dollars. Non-payment will result in the denial of further registration from your organization.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

For optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 35 students but there is no absolute maximum.

Primary Disciplines

Family & Consumer Science, Health/Physical Education, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

A full fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 24 hours notice. We will not charge for programs cancelled due to natural causes or if there are technical problems that do not allow a connection.

About This Provider

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McMillen Health

Fort Wayne, IN
United States

McMillen Health provides health education to over 60,000 youth and adults a year. Our professional health educators are experts in the health education field and are prepared to answer any questions your students can think of! Create excitement and encourage youth to make healthy lifestyle choices when you participate in one of our programs. When you partner with McMillen Health, we provide up-to-date, engaging and fun-filled programs that were developed to align with the National Health Education Standards and the Indiana Health and Wellness Standards. Our programs add to, and reinforce, your lesson plans. Schedule 4 programs in one day and receive the 5th free!

Twila Smith

Program Details


1. This program begins with a discussion of aging versus happiness.
2. Students will then map where in the body they experience different emotions.
3. Participants then learn about the 4 Keys of Happiness.
4. Participants will then participate in some basic chair exercises to get their body moving.
5. Next, we will practice some deep breathing exercises as we attempt to quiet our mind and nix negative thoughts from entering our minds.
6. We will then discuss the 4 happiness chemicals that our body naturally produces and learn how to trigger their release.
7. Lastly, we will brainstorm a list of favorite things that make us happy.


Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

1. Students will name the two main parts of the nervous system.
2. Students will list the 4 keys to happiness.
3. Students will name 2 ways to maintain the keys to happiness.
4. Students will name one happiness chemical.
5. Students will name two activities to stimulate the release of a particular happiness chemical.
6. Students will name two physical symptoms that can result from emotions.
7. Students will name 2 ways to curb negative thinking.
8. Students will analyze where in the body they experience different emotions.