Children go to school to learn the norms and expectations that will follow them into adulthood. However, as a person approaches retirement age, there aren’t classes to teach them about all the changes coming in the next 20-30 years of their lives. That’s why the Newington Senior & Disabled Center and the CT Healthy Living Collective are pleased to announce a new session of the Aging Mastery Program, a fun and educational class about what to expect as you age and how to make small changes that can have lasting effects on a person’s health and economic security.
The goal of the class, created by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and sponsored by the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, is to empower older adults with the knowledge to make important decisions that will allow them to age well. Topics of the 10 sessions include navigating longer lives, physical activity, sleep, healthy eating and hydration, financial fitness, medication management, advanced planning, healthy relationships, falls prevention, and community engagement. The class meets once a week for 10 weeks and includes a personal playbook that participants use to create an Aging Mastery plan.
Classes for this 10-week session begin on Thursday April 11. Day and evening classes are available and free to adults 50+. Please call the Newington Senior & Disabled Center to register; 860-665-8778.