Ever Heard of the Aging Masery Program (AMP)?
A fun and engaging education and behavior incentive program for aging well supported by the NCOA National Council on Aging
This program aims to help millions of baby boomers and older adults take steps to improve their well being, add stability to thier lives create their own playbook for aging well to include actionable goals, sustainable behaviors, social engagement and gratitude. Embrace your gift of longevity and spend your days doing things that are good for you!
Results have been very encouraging and consistent since the classroom version of Aging Mastery launched in 2013, a nationwide progam with more than 500 sites. Results have shown that older adults in the program participants significantly increased their:
- Social connectedness
- Physical activity levels
- Healthy eating habits
- Use of advanced planning
- Participation in evidence-based programs
- Adoption of several other healthy behaviors
Other information is available for Caregivers such as;
- How to maximize food benefits
- Living with vision loss and practical tips for safety and independence
- Combine bingo, education and exercise to improve your health
- Know the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s early detection matters
- Improve cognitive function by enaging with art
There are six dimensions to the philosophy of Aging Mastery : Gratitude and Mindfulness, Health and Well-Being, Finances and Future Planning, Connections and Community, Learning and Creativity, and Legacy and Purpose.
In May 2018, researchers at Temple University published a study of the Aging Mastery Program in the peer-reviewed journal Healthcare. The study showed specific improvements in physical activity and use of advance care planning. With this publication, AMP met the 5 criteria set by the U.S. Administration for Community Living to qualify as an evidence-based program under Title III-D of the Older Americans Act. In October 2019, researchers at the University of California Los Angeles published a second study in a peer-reviewed journal, Health Education and Behavior. Quasi-experimental analyses found that attending AMP was associated with improvements in mental health. Learn more about AMP research.