We want to AMP you up!
We are excited to be one of the few Senior-related organizations to be chosen to offer the Aging Mastery Program by the National Council on Aging. The Aging Mastery Program, also known as AMP, offers opportunities for the millions of baby boomers and older adults to take key steps to improve their well-being, add stability to their lives, and strengthen their ties to communities.
"This program was very uplifting and I learned that the aging process can be done gracefully. I am working on a plan for the future to share with my family." - AMP Participant.
In this program, participants take core and elective classes that combine evidence-formed materials, expert speakers, group discussion, levels of mastery and achievement, and small rewards. All of the courses are designed to provide the skill and tools needed to achieve measurable improvements in managing health, remaining economically secure, and contributing actively in society.
AMP Core Curriculum
|Navigating Longer Lives: The Basics of Aging Mastery||Introduction to the program 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.|
|Exercise and You||Discussion of the importance of exercising both the mind and body with a focus on strategies for incorporating meditation, aerobics, strengthening, flexibility, and balance into daily routines.|
|Sleep||Overview of how sleep patterns change as we age, the importance of monitoring the sleep cycle, and simple strategies to improve sleep.|
|Healthy Eating and Hydration||Review of nutrition as it relates to aging with a focus on strategies for incorporating healthy eating and hydration into daily routines.|
|Financial Fitness||Introduction to strategies for remaining economically secure in an area of longevity with an emphasis on setting financial goals and setting financial boundaries with friends and families.|
|Medication Management||Best practices covering how to take medications as directed, how to store medications safely, and how to keep track of multiple medications.|
|Advance Planning||Guidance around key steps needed to manage health care, financial, and housing/care decisions with a focus on considering the role of personal values and beliefs in these decisions.|
|Healthy Relationships||Exploration of the benefits of being socially active, as well as the risks of isolation with a focus on practical strategies for continuing to build and strengthen friendships and family connections as we age.|
|Falls Prevention||Overview of the importance of falls prevention among older adults, and strategies to prevent falling.|
|Community Engagement||Introduction to the value of continuing contribution and small acts of kindness with a focus on identifying personal aptitudes for meaningful volunteer and civic opportunities.|
||Exploration of the benefits of intergenerational connections for older adults and youth, looking at strategies to strengthen intergenerational interactions and relationships within the family, and exploring opportunities that exist within the local community.|
AMP Registration & Costs
Are you ready to sign up? Fall Session AMP! classes are starting soon!
Olympia Senior Center: April 3rd and end May 22nd at the Olympia Senior Center (222 Columbia ST NW, Olympia, WA 98501). Space is limited to 30 people for the eight-week session to ensure a quality program for participants. If you are ready to register you can click here to register and pay online or you can call 360.586.6181 to register over the phone. You may also register in person at the Olympia Senior Center or the Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center. This program is being offered at a reduced cost due to a grant from the National Council on Aging. For this session you are able to register for $10 if you are a member of Senior Services for South Sound or $40 if you are a member of the general public (the class will be offered at $99 in the future). Scholarship assistance is available, please call 360.586.6181 and ask for Chris or Sara for more information.
We look forward to seeing you soon!