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Class in Danbury Teaches Seniors to Age Well

Danbury Elmwood Hall and The CT Healthy Living Collective Offering Class to Teach Older Adults to Age Well Beginning on Tuesdays, June 11

The Aging Mastery Program® is proven to encourage small changes that have big impacts on seniors’ lives.

Have you heard the buzz around town about the Aging Mastery Program®? So far this year there has been over 100 graduates in Greater Danbury who have taken action towards living a better quality of life with improved health and economic security.

The Aging Mastery Program is designed for those who are approaching retirement or have retired. The class supports the best plans for the next 20-30 years of your life. Elmwood Hall in Danbury is pleased to host the Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) starting on Tuesdays, June 11th 10:30 am to Noon. The AMP® Program will be coordinated and facilitated by the Regional YMCA of Western CT who has facilitated the program in Danbury for more than 2 years. The 10 session program is free of charge and features a graduation ceremony on week 11.

The goal of the class, created by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and financial supporters including Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation and Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, is to empower older adults with the knowledge to make important decisions that will allow them to age well.

Topics of the 10 sessions include:

  1.    Navigating longer lives
  2.    Physical activity
  3.    Sleep
  4.    Healthy eating and hydration
  5.    Financial fitness
  6.    Medication management
  7.    Advanced planning
  8.    Healthy relationships
  9.    Falls prevention
  10. Community engagement.

Maureen Farrell, Director of Community Wellness for the Regional YMCA of Western CT will facilitate a class that meets once a week for 10 weeks and includes a personal playbook that participants use to create an Aging Mastery plan.

AMP Program graduates have said the following:

” It was fun and informative! The speakers were all very knowledgeable and gave excellent presentations”.

“The AMP Program helped me to open up dialogue with my family members about how I want to live out my life as I age. I’m so very grateful to have been able to learn about so many topics with my peers.”

The 10 week sessions will be held at Elmwood Hall and will launch on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 10:30 am to Noon and deliver 10 interactive weekly sessions with a graduation scheduled for August 20, 2019.

Registration is required by June 4, 2019. Call the Elmwood Hall to register at 203-797-4686.

For Program Questions contact Debbie Nichols, Regional YMCA of Western CT at (203) 775-4444 ext. 136 Or log onto www.cthealthyliving.org for more information about the program.

 

About the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut

The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut is a charitable, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community service organization dedicated to building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through the development of spirit, mind, and body for all. It operates a full service facility in Brookfield and three additional program sites, all of which provide a wide variety of programs and services to the residents of the 22 towns in Greater Danbury and Eastern Putnam County, NY, which we serve. Learn more by visiting www.regionalymca.org or stopping into your local YMCA.

The Y: We're for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

 

About the CT Healthy Living Collective

The Connecticut Healthy Living Collective delivers health promotion programs that promote healthier people, better care, smarter spending, and health equity. The Collective is comprised of local and regional organizations, philanthropic partners and State Agencies dedicated to healthy people and healthy communities. It is coordinated by Connecticut Community Care and supported philanthropy, grants, contracts and in-kind personnel and expertise.

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