Wise Women VT designs and delivers healthy aging workshops for women. We also specialize in exercise and activities for seniors that involve chair yoga and gentle yoga.

We work with residential activities directors and private clients to design courses that empower women and their families to move gently and wisely through all life’s stages. Transitions we address include motherhood, the changing mother-daughter bond, mid-life, retirement, independent living, and assisted living.

Founded by a mother-daughter team with training in counseling and developmental psychology, our passion is designing workshops and activities that facilitate planning for the changes that come with aging for mothers, daughters, and grandmothers.

Photo of Wise Women founders, mother-daughter Carol Bokan PhD and Jen Arner Welsh, PhD
Founder, Carol Bokan, relaxs wit h a statue of a senior couple
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Dr. Carol Bokan of Wise Women teaches a grandmother activities workshop at Cathedral Square independent living Burlington, Vermont
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Activity Directors may book our workshops and courses on-site at senior centers, retirement villages, independent living homes, nursing homes, or assisted living facilities. Individuals may also contact us for private classes and sessions.

May-December: We work primarily in the greater Chittenden County Area of Vermont (Shelburne, Essex, Williston, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, and surrounding towns). Services may also be booked in Franklin County, Washington County, and Addison County by request. We also respond to custom workshop requests in the Central Massachusetts Area (Harvard, Worcester).

January-April: Our services are available in the Ft. Myers, Florida Areaby request.

“Carol treats everyone with a level of respect, professionalism, and kindness that you just don't see every day. She is sensitive to the needs of our residents in both large and small groups, guiding them to places of motivation, self-love, and acceptance. We are beyond grateful to have Carol as part of our Ethan Allen Residence Family.”
Ethan Allen Residence
Chloe Marchand
Ethan Allen Residence, Communications & Outreach Coordinator, Living Well Group


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