In response to older adults in isolation, Jane co-facilitated the evidence-based Aging Mastery Program virtually in January and February. The materials for this 10-part series were provided free to participants through a partnership grant with the National Council on Aging. The highly interactive series focused on: 1) navigating longer lives, 2) healthy movement, 3) sleep, 4) healthy eating and hydration, 5) financial fitness, 6) medication management, 7) advance planning, 8) healthy relationships, and 9) community engagement. Jane is a trained facilitator.
Twenty-two participants were empowered to take key steps to improve well-being, add stability to their lives, and strengthen ties to their community through action planning, practice tools, and group encouragement. All participants rated the series and knowledge of the instructors excellent and said the series helped them deal effectively with physical health and emotional well-being, as well as improving their social and community connections and personal finances. One participant said, “I was very impressed by the knowledge and the nice flow that each instructor addressed the topics. You all seem to put your heart and soul into bringing this program to fruition. Thank you!” The program will be offered again in April/May 2021. Participants can register here.