Senior Citizens of Kodiak Inc. was one of eight centers in the western United States selected by National Council on Aging to participate in the Aging Mastery Program.

AMP was introduced at senior centers in the northeast, was very successful, and has grown now to the West Coast. Other centers in addition to Kodiak who will be participating as one of the “elite eight” senior centers who will launch this program are in Portland (2), Salt Lake City, Fort Collins, Houston, Tucson and Fort Worth.

AMP is a 10-week program for people 55 and older and focuses on developing behaviors that lead to improved health, stronger financial security and overall well-being. Curriculum and speakers will focus on a topics and discussions each week such as navigating longer lives, exercise and you, healthy eating and hydration, sleep, financial fitness, advance planning, healthy relationships falls prevention, community engagement and medication management.

There will be two AMP sessions held this fall: Mondays at the Kodiak Library from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursdays a the senior center at 11:30 a.m. The sessions begin the week of September 14 and end the week of November 16.

The classes are free but are limited to 15 people in each session. You must sign up by Sept. 8 for either the noon or evening session and you can do so by call Laurie Murdock at the senior center 486-6181 or by her email,

Rewards and points are also part of the program, so it is a win-win in improving your well-being and mastery of aging. We are very excited to be included in this West Coast AMP launch and know it will benefit Kodiak residents.


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