A comprehensive and fun approach to living that celebrates the gift of longevity is what participants will find in a program being offered beginning in early March by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.
The Aging Mastery Program (AMP) focuses on positivity and simple changes that can make a big difference in creating healthy habits. The program combines goal-setting, daily practices, and peer support to help participants make meaningful changes in their lives. It covers a broad range of topics, and local experts will help teach the curriculum.
Sessions will include: “Navigating Longer Lives,” “Exercise and You,” “Sleep, Healthy Eating,” “Financial Fitness,” “Advance Planning,” “Healthy Relationships,” “Medication Management,” “Falls Prevention,” and “Community Engagement”. Participants will receive a book and incentives throughout the ten-week program.
But this program is more than classroom learning, as organizers hope to build a community which will help participants find others who are having similar experiences, and connect participants to services and organizations that can be great resources to keep people active, engaged, and independent.
To find this program at JCPRD.com, browse first under 50 Plus and then under enrichment & special interests. The session beginning in March is not in the January through April issue of the My JCPRD Activities catalog.
The Aging Mastery Program will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays beginning March 5 in Building A, Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch . The cost for ten 90-minute sessions is $45 per person for Johnson County residents or $50 per person for nonresidents. Call (913) 826-3054 for more information. To register by phone, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at www.jcprd.com. A January offering of this program filled to capacity, so be sure to register early to secure your spot!
The local AMP class came about with the assistance of the Mid-America Regional Council’s KC Communities for All Ages, K-State Research and Extension of Johnson County, and Bridge Quest Wealth Strategies.