Aging Mastery Program comes to Waushara County

The Waushara County Department of Aging, in partnership with the local Extension Waushara County office, is pleased to, again, offer the Aging Mastery Program® (AMP), a six-week health and wellness package developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to adults aged 55 and older. Already, 111 participants have graduated from the program since its launching in 2016.

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for older adults to participate in, and reap the benefits of, this cutting edge, evidence-based wellness program. The program encourages mastery of modest behavioral changes that will lead to improved health, stronger financial security, and overall well-being. Some of the topics covered in the program are financial fitness, healthy relationships, advance planning, healthy eating, and community involvement.

Guest speakers and educational materials will be provided for each class, along with a checklist of potential next steps and a system for tracking behaviors. There is no fee to take this class and participants will earn points for positive actions with those points earning rewards.

Department of Aging Services is currently recruiting adults to participate in the program, which will begin Wednesday, Sept. 18, and is being held at the Coloma
Community Center (Anna Follett Memorial Center).

 

Registration for enrollment will close on Monday, Sept. 9. If you are interested in learning more about this innovative program, contact Mary Suchanek, Department of Aging at (920) 787-0403.