The Aging Mastery Program (AMP) is a fun and engaging education and behavior change incentive program for aging well.
The AMP core curriculum covers 10 topics.
The classroom experience is a mix of didactic and interactive learning with an emphasis on peer-to-peer interaction. When they graduate from AMP, participants have set goals for positive actions in many aspects of their lives such as exercise, nutrition, finances, advance care planning, community engagement, and healthy relationships. See the program overview below.
There are also nine elective AMP classes that can be offered as a follow-on to the 10-class core program for AMP graduates. These classes address topics such as patient/physician communication, memory, home safety, malnutrition, and bucket lists. An AMP for Caregivers program is also available. This 12-part class educates caregivers about the impacts of caregiving and also provides them with the tools they need to stay healthier and happier in the caregiving journey. The program consists of the standard AMP core curriculum bookended with two classes specifically designed to address caregiver concerns.
Where is AMP currently offered?
AMP is a nationwide program with a presence in more than 500 sites. More than 20,000 participants have completed the classroom program. NCOA partners with statewide organizations as well as regional and local partners to promote community-wide adoption of the program. NCOA also works with foundations and corporations to spread AMP to new communities and to develop elective classes and other program offerings. To explore AMP partnership opportunities, contact us.
What are AMP’s results?
Results have been very encouraging and consistent since the classroom version of Aging Mastery launched in 2013. Results have shown that older adults in the program participants significantly increased their:
- Social connectedness
- Physical activity levels
- Healthy eating habits
- Use of advanced planning
- Participation in evidence-based programs
- Adoption of several other healthy behaviors
Program graduation and satisfaction data continue to provide support that the program resonates with participants as both fun and educational.
- 80% of program participants graduate (take 7 of 10 classes)
- 97% find the program fun
- 98% would recommend the program to a friend