Key Takeaways

  • As of May 2018, the Aging Mastery Program® has already reached more than 6,093 older adults across 26 states since 2013.

  • The program is offered in English and Spanish via senior centers, community colleges, community centers, and retirement centers in 160+ sites nationwide.

  • 235 participants in Virginia found significant pre- to post-intervention improvements in social connectedness, physical activity levels, healthy eating habits, use of advanced planning, communication with doctor, use of Medicare preventive benefits, medication adherence, participation in evidence-based programs, and adoption of other healthy behaviors.

This May 7, 2018 article in the journal Healthcare details results of research conducted in 10 senior centers and aging network agencies looking at the impacts of NCOA's Aging Mastery Program® upon general health and quality of life, patient activation, physical activity, and advanced care planning.

Results showed a statistically significant (tested at a 0.05 level) level of improvement found in physical activity and advanced care planning. Researchers concluded that the findings support the program’s effectiveness and its value as an evidence-based intervention for older adult programming.

You can download "Assessing the Effectiveness of the Aging Mastery Program" research report below.