Life Span

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Aging Mastery Programs

The Aging Mastery Program (AMP) is a fun and engaging education and behavior change program for aging well created by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). 
The AMP core curriculum covers 10-11 topics:

  • Navigating Longer Lives
  • Exercise
  • Sleep
  • Healthy Eating & Hydration
  • Financial Fitness
  • Advanced Planning
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Medication Management
  • Community Engagement
  • Falls Prevention
  • Caregiving (optional)

These classes address topics such as patient/physician communication, memory, home safety, malnutrition, and bucket lists.  Aging Mastery is a comprehensive approach for modest lifestyle changes to empower and cultivate health and longevity. Over the course of the program, participants set goals for positive actions in many aspects of their lives such as exercise, nutrition, finances, advance care planning, community engagement, and healthy relationships.

Program results have shown that older adults in the program participants significantly increased their:

  • Social connectedness
  • Physical activity levels
  • Healthy eating habits
  • Use of advanced planning
  • Participation in evidence-based programs
  • Adoption of several other healthy behaviors

Home and Community Education

The Outagamie County Extension Association for Home and Community Education is a non-profit, educational, and service organization. Membership is open to all individuals without regard to race, sex, color, ethnic background, residence or economic circumstance.

Visit the HCE website!

Parenting Resources

UW-Madison Division of Extension has prepared five information sheets, called Common Ties, on common co-parenting topics. Parents can download and print these documents to support their co-parenting journeys.

Planning AHEAD

Planning AHEAD is an end-of-life planning curriculum for all ages developed by UW–Madison Division of Extension faculty and staff. This 7-session research-based program will help participants understand how to prepare for the end of life for themselves or a loved one, and why it’s important to have a plan in place.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six session program designed to provide family caregivers with the tools to take care of themselves while caring for a loved one. You will benefit from this class whether helping a parent, partner, spouse, adult child, neighbor, or friend.

Learn to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Boost self-confidence
  • Communicate your feelings better
  • Increase your ability to make tough decisions
  • Deal with guilt, depression, or anger
  • Identify helpful resources that support you
  • Share ideas and problem solve with other family caregivers


If you have questions or want more information please contact:

Katie Gellings | Human Development and Relationship Educator

Extension Outagamie County
3365 W Brewster St | Appleton WI 54914
Phone: 920-832-5126 | Wisconsin Relay: 711

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