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The Danbury Library and The CT Healthy Living Collective Offering Exciting Class to Teach Older Adults to Age Well
The Danbury Library and The CT Healthy Living Collective Offering Exciting Class to Teach Older Adults to Age Well
YMCA in Brookfield CT

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 of the changes coming in the next 20-30 years of their lives. That’s why the Danbury Library is pleased to host the Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) to be starting on February 27th at the Library.  The AMP® Program will be coordinated and facilitated by the Regional YMCA of Western CT who has facilitated the program in Danbury for more than 3 years.  The Aging Mastery Program® is a fun and educational class about what to expect after age 55, and how to make small changes that can have lasting effects on a person’s health and economic security. The 10 session program is free of charge and features a graduation ceremony on week 11 sponsored by the Friends of the Danbury Library.

The goal of the class, created by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and financial supporters including Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation and Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck 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. Instructors from the Regional YMCA of Western CT will organize and facilitate a class that meets once a week for 10 weeks and includes a personal playbook that participants use to create an Aging Mastery plan.

The 10 week sessions will be held in the Library’s Farioly Room and will launch on Thursday, February 27th from 10:30 am to Noon and deliver 10 interactive weekly sessions with a graduation scheduled for May 7, 2020.

Registration is required by Feb. 24, 2020.  Call the Library at (203) 797-4505 ext. 7730 or visit www.danburylibrary.org, Click on “Program and Events”. 

 

For Program Questions contact Debbie Nichols, Regional YMCA of Western CT at (203) 775-4444 ext. 136.  Or log onto www.cthealthyliving.org for more information about the program.

Details

Event Time & Date
February 24, 2020
Event Contact Name
Debbie Nichols, Regional YMCA of Western CT
Event Contact Website
www.cthealthyliving.org
Event Contact Number
+203 (775) 444-4136
Venue
The Danbury Library
170 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810
Venue Website URL
http://www.danburylibrary.org/