Aging Mastery Program: Join the Adventure

As retirement approaches, and begin looking at transitioning to the next stage of things, the changes can seem both exciting and daunting. While there are a multitude of exciting opportunities that await, there are also some familiar pitfalls, that with proper planning, might be avoided. The Lakewood Division of Aging, in conjunction with the Benjamin Rose Institute, the Lakewood Family Health Center / Cleveland Clinic and the National Council on Aging, is pleased to offer the Aging Mastery Program. This class will equip participants with the tools to recognize both the opportunities and pitfalls in living longer, and to properly address them. 

The Aging Mastery Program is designed to help older adults establish guideposts for themselves as they look carefully at various aspects of daily life. The expectation is that by making small but meaningful changes in our lives, we can all realize improved outcomes. The areas to be addressed in this class include navigating longer lives, physical activity, sleep, healthy eating and hydration, financial fitness, medication management, advance planning, healthy relationships, falls prevention and community engagement. For each of these classes, participants will be provided with educational materials, developed by highly trusted sources. They will also receive a checklist of potential next steps, and a system for tracking behaviors. 

The Aging Mastery Program is a six-session class, taught by experts in the various fields. Their goal is to equip adults who are either approaching retirement, or who have recently retired, to get prepared for a long, healthy, productive future. Aging Mastery will be offered at the Lakewood Family Health Center, located at 14601 Detroit Ave. Class runs from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, Fridays from March 1st through April 5, 2019. This class is free to the public, and transportation is available to Lakewood seniors. Reserve your space now by calling the Lakewood Division of Aging Activities Office at 216-529-5005, or by contacting us via email at .

Barry Wemyss

I am the Volunteer Services Supervisor for the City of Lakewod, Department of Human Services, Division Of Aging. I am a Lakewood residen.

Volume 15, Issue 2, Posted 3:50 PM, 01.22.2019