Guests: James Firman, president/CEO, NCOA; Pamela Vankampen, Older Americans Act and Senior Center Representative for GWAAR (Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources); Paula Schutt, Senior Center Director, Grinnell Senior Center, Beloit
Dramatically increased longevity is a gift that has been given to the aging population. The Aging Mastery Program recently introduced by the National Council on Aging celebrates that gift with a new, innovative approach to guide individuals through this phase of life.
While societal expectations of older adults have changed little, the goal of the Aging Mastery Program is to reframe the roles and responsibilities of baby boomers and older adults to create fun and easy-to-follow pathways for getting more out of life. The AMP philosophy is that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results, and that people can be empowered and supported to cultivate health and longevity.
On this program, James Firman describes how this evidence-informed program develops sustainable behaviors that lead to improved health, stronger financial security, enhanced well-being, and increased connectedness to communities. Sharing the success of the pilot Aging Mastery program in Wisconsin are Pamela Vankampen and Paula Schutt, Senior Center Director, Grinnell Senior Center, Beloit.