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Aging Mastery Program® Successfully Launched at New Hope Baptist Church

The much anticipated ten-week Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) was successfully launched Wednesday, April 5, at the New Hope Baptist Church (NHBC) with more than 25 enthusiastic seniors in attendance. Maureen Farrell, Director of Community Wellness for the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut, the program facilitator, welcomed the seniors to one of the nation’s most comprehensive programs for seniors and the NHBC seniors extended a heartfelt welcome to her.

The kick-off subject was“Navigating Longer Lives: The Basics of Aging Mastery.” It covered the introduction to AMP 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.

AMP is sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and its aim is to change societal expectations about the roles and responsibilities of older adults, and to create fun and easy-to follow pathways for getting more out of life.

“We believe that if older adults spent just a bit more time each day taking better care of themselves, it would lead to higher levels of physical and emotional well-being. If older adults spent just a bit more time each day helping others, or in other meaningful and challenging activities, it could strengthen our communities and nation in many ways,” states the Core Curriculum workbook.