• Aging Mastery Program

    Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) is a fun and engaging education and behavior change incentive program for aging well. Aging Mastery is a comprehensive and fun approach to living that celebrates the gift of longevity. Central to the Aging Mastery philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results and that people can be empowered to cultivate health and longevity. The AMP core curriculum covers 10 topics. The classroom experience is a mix of educational and interactive learning with an emphasis on peer-to-peer interaction. When they graduate from AMP, participants have set goals for positive actions in many aspects of their lives such as exercise, nutrition, finances, advance care planning, community engagement, and healthy relationships.

     

    Supplies Required: Participants must purchase the Aging Mastery Starter Kit at the Community Education Office for $60.

     

    THURS. / MAR. 5 - MAY. 14 / 5:30p - 7:00p / 10 Weeks / FREE

    (NO CLASS MAR. 19)

    Instructor: Crystal Porter 
    Raytown Schools Administration Building
    6608 Raytown Road

     

    3/5 - Navigating Longer Lives: The Basics of Aging Mastery
    Introduction to the program and its philosophy, with a special emphasis on the new realities of aging, making the most of the gift of longevity, and taking small steps to improve health, financial well-being, and quality of life.

     

    3/12 - Exercise and You
    Discussion of the importance of aerobics, strengthening, flexibility, and balance as they relate to aging, with a focus on strategies for incorporating physical activity into daily routines.

     

    3/26 - Sleep
    Overview of how sleep patterns change as we age, the importance of monitoring the sleep cycle, and simple strategies to improve sleep.

     

    4/2 - Healthy Eating and Hydration
    Review of nutrition as it relates to aging, with a focus on strategies for incorporating healthy eating and hydration into daily routines.

     

    4/9 - Financial Fitness
    Introduction to strategies for remaining economically secure in an era of longevity with an emphasis on setting financial goals and setting financial boundaries with friends and family.

     

    4/16 - Medication Management
    Best practices covering how to take medication as directed, how to store medications safely, and how to keep track of multiple medications.

     

    4/23 - Advanced Planning
    Guidance around key steps needed to manage health care, financial, and housing care decisions, with a focus on practical strategies considering the role of personal values and beliefs in these decisions.

     

    4/30 - Healthy Relationships
    Exploration of the benefits of being socially active, as well as the risks of isolation, with a focus on practical strategies for continuing to build and strengthen friendships and family connections as we age.

     

    5/7 - Falls Prevention
    Overview of the importance of falls prevention among older adults, and strategies to prevent falling.

     

    5/14 - Community Engagement & Graduation
    Introduction to the value of continuing contribution for individuals and for society, with a focus on identifying personal aptitudes for meaningful volunteer and civic opportunities. Additionally, a special celebration and recognition of AMP graduates will be held.