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Aging mastery PROGRAM helps older adults take charge of aging

benjamin rose institute on aging & city of cleveland department of aging team up to offer wellness program to older residents

Contact: Jeanne Hoban, 216.373.1686, jhoban@benrose.org

February 10, 2016

(Cleveland, OH) The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and Cleveland Department of Aging have teamed up to offer a 10-week health and wellness package to residents 55 and over. The program is called the Aging Mastery Program(TM). The program was developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA).

AMP is an opportunity for older adults to participate in, and reap the benefits of, a cutting-edge wellness program. Programs began earlier this month in three locations throughout the city of Cleveland—Zelma George Recreation Center, Collinwood Recreation Center, and the Bohn Rose Center for Aging Well.

Cleveland-area residents currently can sign up for spring sessions beginning at the Gunning Rose Center for Aging Well at Gunning Park Recreation Center (begins April 18); Lakeshore Rose Center for Aging Well (begins April 20); and Woods Rose Center for Aging Well (begins April 21).

The goal of the Aging Mastery program is to empower older adults to make and maintain small but impactful changes. The classes explore navigating longer lives, physical activity, sleep, healthy eating and hydration, financial fitness, medication management, advanced planning, healthy relationships, falls prevention, and community engagement. For each class, participants receive basic educational materials developed from highly trusted sources, a checklist of potential next steps, and a system for tracking behaviors. Participants also earn points for positive actions and rewards.

To learn more about the AMP program or to sign up for spring sessions, call 216.373.1611. More information at www.benrose.org/AMP.

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The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (www.benrose.org) is a national leader pursuing innovation in practice and policy to address the important issues of aging. Since its beginnings more than 100 years ago, Benjamin Rose has built a Cleveland-based nonprofit into a nationally recognized research organization, a highly regarded service provider known for caring for people with complex, long-term needs, and a policy-driven advocate bringing information from around the country to the larger network of agencies serving older adults in the Greater Cleveland community. Through the Rose Centers for Aging Well, Benjamin Rose provides meals to homebound seniors and in neighborhood centers and offers social and educational programs to seniors in the community.