SARASOTA, Fla. (Aug. 04, 2015) – Through support from The Patterson Foundation, three Bradenton-Sarasota-area agencies will begin offering the Aging Mastery Program®, an initiative of the National Council on Aging designed to improve the wellbeing of older adults in our region and in communities across the country. This is the first time the program is being offered in Florida.
The Aging Mastery Program®, which will be offered through the Aging in Paradise Resource Center on Longboat Key, the Enrichment Center at Renaissance on 9th in Bradenton, and The Friendship Centers in Sarasota and Venice, features an engaging, 10-week health and wellbeing curriculum for older adults in our community. Organizations offering the program will charge a fee to participate. Class size is limited per location.
“Our region is at the forefront of shifting demographics happening all over the country and world,” said Debra Jacobs, president and CEO of The Patterson Foundation. “These three agencies are collaborating to deliver a proven program to engage older adults in their personal thrivability.”
The goal of the program is to empower older adults to make and maintain small but impactful lifestyle changes. The program addresses the realities of aging, such as navigating longer lives, physical activity, sleep, healthy eating and hydration, financial fitness, medication management, healthy relationships, community engagement and more. The core curriculum will be guided by educational material developed by the National Council on Aging and its partners. Participants will earn incentives for positive actions taken during the program.
The Aging Mastery Program® will be offered on a staggered schedule during 2015 and 2016.
For more information, contact:
– Aging in Paradise Resource Center (Longboat Key) – 941-383-6493 | AginginParadise.org
– Enrichment Center at Renaissance on 9th (Bradenton) – 941-749-0100 | MealsonWheelsPlus.org
– The Friendship Centers (Sarasota and Venice) – 941-556-3236 | FriendshipCenters.org
For more information about the National Council on Aging and its Aging Mastery Program®, please visit https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/aging-mastery-program/
For more information about The Patterson Foundation, please visit thepattersonfoundation.org.
About The Patterson Foundation
The Patterson Foundation works with partners to accelerate positive change by sharing fresh perspectives on strategy, contributing new ideas and providing resources. We believe the act of creative collaboration produces results and knowledge that can be applied more broadly to transcend any single act of philanthropy. For more information, please visit www.thepattersonfoundation.org.