PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

Wells Fargo has awarded $7,500 to the Friendship Centers to help extend the Aging Mastery Program® launched last year. This popular five-week course empowers participants to create their own personal pathways for aging well.  Topics include Navigating Longer Lives, Exercise and You, Healthy Eating and Hydration, Sleep, Medication Management, Financial Fitness, Advance Planning, Healthy Relationships, Falls Prevention and Community Engagement.

“We greatly appreciate the generous support of Wells Fargo in helping us to continue to offer the Aging Mastery Program®. It presents an approach to living that celebrates the gift of longevity, providing skills and tools to manage one’s health, remain economically secure, and contribute actively in society,” said President and CEO Erin McLeod.

The next Aging Mastery Program® will be offered on Tuesdays, May 10 – June 14, at the Friendship Centers’ Rubin Center for Healthy Aging, 1900 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. The fee for all five classes is $109. Morning sessions begin at 10:30 am, followed by lunch (included in registration cost) at the Friendship Café, afternoon sessions begin at 1 p.m. For more information or to register contact Director of Program Development Terry McGannon, at 941.556.3236, email tmcgannon@friendshipcenters.org

Friendship Centers was one of three organizations in the state selected to offer Aging Mastery as a pilot program in 2015. The Aging Mastery Program® was originally made possible through a community partnership with the Patterson Foundation and the National Council on Aging.