CUBA — The Allegany County Office for the Aging has announced a new 10-session health and wellness program for anyone who is 60 and over.

The program is called the Aging Mastery Program, and it was developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA).

The goal of this program is to empower older adults to make and maintain small but impactful changes. The classes will explore navigating longer lives, physical activity, sleep, healthy eating and hydration, financial fitness, medication management, advanced planning, health relationships, falls prevention, and community engagement. For each of these classes, participants will receive basic educational materials developed from highly trusted sources, a checklist of potential next steps, and a system for tracking behaviors.

This is an opportunity for older adults to participate in, and reap the benefits of, this cutting edge wellness program. We are currently recruiting 20 adults to participate in this 10-session educational program.

Participants who complete all 10 sessions will receive a $25 gift card.

A free lunch will be offered at noon.

The Aging Mastery Program will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, beginning Tuesday, March 19, 2019 and will run for 5 weeks with the last session on Wednesday, April 17. The classes will take place at the Cuba Luncheon Center at the A.A. Arnold Community Center, 51 East Main Street, Cuba.

This class is open to anyone 60 years or older. Class registration is limited. Call 585-268-9390 to register.