Aging Mastery Program
Good Samaritan Medical Center
1. Navigating Longer Lives: The Basics of Aging Mastery®
Introduction to the program with a special emphasis on the new realities of aging, making the most of the gift of longevity, and taking small steps to improve overall quality of life.
2. 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 the sleep cycle, and simple strategies to improve sleep.
4. Healthy Eating and Hydration
Review of nutrition with strategies for incorporating healthy eating and hydration into daily routines.
5. Financial Fitness
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.
6. Advance Planning
Guidance around key steps needed to manage health care, financial, and housing/care decisions with a focus on considering the role of personal values and beliefs in these decisions.
7. Healthy Relationships
Exploration of the benefits of being socially active and the risks of isolation with a focus on practical strategies for continuing to build and strengthen friendships and family connections.
8. Medication Management
Best practices on how to take medications as directed, store medications safely, and keep track of them.
9. Community Engagement
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.
10. Falls Prevention
Overview of the importance of falls prevention among older adults along with strategies to prevent falling.