Waushara County offering wellness course to help adults master aging
Waushara County Department of Aging, in partnership with the local UW-Extension office, has been selected to offer an innovative new 10-week health and wellness program to residents 55 and over.
The program is called the Aging Mastery Program® (AMP), and was developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). The department was one of 12 organizations in Wisconsin to receive a grant to help make AMP available.
Aging Mastery supports modest lifestyle changes to empower and support health and longevity. It incorporates evidence-informed materials, expert speakers, group discussion, and peer support to give participants the skills and tools to achieve measurable improvements. The program encourages mastery of sustainable behaviors that will lead to improved health, stronger financial security, and overall well-being.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for older adults to participate in, and reap the benefits of, this cutting edge program,” said Sue Seefeldt, programs coordinator for the Department of Aging. “We are currently recruiting 30 adults ages 55+ to participate in the 10-week educational program, and all who register by April 15 will receive the course series for free, including $60 in materials.”