The Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) aims to help millions of older adults take key steps to improve their well-being and add stability to their lives.
Built on the pillars of actionable goals, sustainable behaviors, clear incentives, and peer support, this self-paced program enables participants to create their own personal pathways for aging well.
What is AMP?
The Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) is a behavior change incentive program for aging well. Central to the AMP philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results and that people can be empowered and supported to cultivate health and longevity. Equally important, the program encourages mastery—developing sustainable behaviors across many dimensions that will lead to improved health, stronger financial security, and overall well-being. Each level of mastery is based on consistency and duration, allowing participants to set individual goals. Another key element of the program is the reward system, designed to both motivate and encourage ongoing participation.
Why is AMP Important?
Life expectancy has increased dramatically over the past 50 years, yet societal expectations of older adults have changed little. Moreover, people are generally unprepared for this increased longevity. AMP offers an innovative approach to guide individuals through this phase of life. The program incorporates evidence-informed materials, expert speakers, group discussion, peer support, and small rewards to give participants the skills and tools they need to achieve measurable improvements in managing their health, remaining economically secure, and contributing actively in society. All program materials and resources align with the goal of helping people enjoy self-sufficient lives.
How Will AMP Grow?
We believe that the Aging Mastery Program® has great potential for nationwide scaling because of the benefits it will produce for older adults and for senior centers across the country. Initial testing of the program in five sites has been encouraging and has demonstrated a strong demand for a program like Aging Mastery. Most importantly, preliminary results have shown that older adults in the program increased their social connectedness, physical activity, healthy eating habits, understanding of preventive benefits, communication with their health care team, and use of advanced planning. We are now conducting a second pilot to expand the program in Massachusetts and Pennslyvania. Next, we are planning a major, multi-community demonstration program to rigorously test the AMP model.
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