The program consists of a Core Curriculum:
Navigating Longer Lives: The Basics of Aging Mastery
Introduction to the program and its philosophy with a special emphasis on the new realities of aging, making the most of the gift of longevity, and taking small steps to improve health, financial well-being, social connectedness, and overall quality of life.
Exercise and You
Discussion of the importance of exercising both the mind and the body with a focus on strategies for incorporating meditation, aerobics, strengthening, flexibility, and balance into daily routines.
Overview of how sleep patterns change as we age, the importance of monitoring the sleep cycle, and simple strategies to improve sleep.
Overview of the importance of fall prevention among older adults along with strategies to prevent falling.
Healthy Eating and Hydration
Review of nutrition as it relates to aging with a focus on strategies for incorporating healthy eating and hydration into daily routines.
Introduction to strategies for remaining economically secure in an era of longevity with an emphasis on setting financial goals and setting financial boundaries with friends and families.
Guidance around key steps needed to manage health care, financial and care decisions with a focus on considering the role of personal values and beliefs in these decisions.
Exploration of the benefits of being socially active, as well as the risks of isolation with a focus on practical strategies for continuing to build and strengthen friendships and family connections as we age.
Best practices on how to take medications as directed, how to store medications safely, and how to keep track of multiple medications.
Introduction to the value of continuing contribution and small acts of kindness with a focus on identifying personal aptitudes for meaningful volunteer and civic opportunities.