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 October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.
The virtual 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 and Hydration,” “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 rote 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 online at JCPRD.com, browse first under 50 Plus and then under enrichment & special interests. When using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “special interest.”
The Aging Mastery Program will meet virtually at 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays beginning Oct.. The cost for ten 90-minute sessions is $49 per person for Johnson County residents or $53 per person for nonresidents. Call (913) 826-2975 for more information. To register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on “Register for Activities,” and complete a course ID search for 31616. Previous offerings of this program have filled to capacity, so be sure to register early to secure your spot! Virtual information sessions about this program are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, and 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1. TO sign up for one of these sessions, RSVP to Sophie Griffin.
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.