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Aging Mastery Program

The 10-session Aging Mastery ProgramĀ® (AMP), developed by the National Council on Aging, encourages the older adults you serve to master skills including physical activity, communication, advanced planning and healthy eating that will lead to improved health, stronger financial security and overall well-being. 

AMP is a nationwide program with a presence in more than 100 sites from Massachusetts to Florida and California to Alaska, reaching thousands of older adults. Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging serves as a hub site, delivering the program in the Greater Cleveland area at locations such as recreation and community centers, as well as our own Rose Centers for Aging Well.   

The philosophy of AMP is that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results for the older adults you serve by supporting them to cultivate health, longevity and self-sufficiency. The program incorporates researched 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. 

By participating in this program, older adults will: 

  • Make and maintain small but impactful changes in their health behaviors, financial well-being and enrichment in later life, using methods including: 
    • Adopting healthy physical activity habits 
    • Engaging in advanced financial planning 
    • Improving communication with peers 
    • Bettering communication with health care providers 
  • Receive incentives and rewards such as vouchers to local organizations or classes for taking small steps that can improve their well-being. 
  • Meet new friends, provide support and encouragement to their peers and become more involved in their communities. 

Our Aging Mastery Program was featured in the February 16, 2016 issue of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  

Thanks to the generous support of Anthem Foundation, we will be partnering with other organizations to implement the Aging Mastery ProgramĀ® at locations throughout Ohio through 2020. 


 Site  Address  Start Date  Contact
 Soprema Senior Center

 617 School Drive
 Wadsworth, OH 44281

 9/9/2019  (330) 335-1513
 Jenkins Place Senior Center  26100 Bagley Road
 Olmstead Falls, OH 44138
 9/16/2019  (440) 427-2519


We are also looking for partners to host the Aging Mastery Program. To become a host site, your organization will need to be able to fulfill the following requirements: 

  • Recruit at least 20 people to participate 
  • Schedule program dates and times for 5 consecutive weeks 
  • Provide physical space to seat 20 people comfortably 
  • Provide staff contact for scheduling purposes 

If your organization becomes a host site, Benjamin Rose will provide you with: 

  • AMP Core Curriculum Kits for each participant 
  • A facilitator to lead the 5 week class 
  • Graduation ceremony planning to celebrate the participants who complete 7 of 10 sessions 
  • Gift cards for participants who accrue necessary points 
  • A program marketing flyer template with site-specific information 
  • Coordination of expert speakers to present at every session 

To receive additional information about the Aging Mastery Program, refer a client or become a host site, please contact Abigail Carney at (216) 373-1735.



Melissa A. Winberry

Assistant Director of Rose Centers for Aging Well

Melissa A. Winberry is Assistant Director of the Rose Centers for Aging Well LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Benjamin Rose Institut...

Melissa A. Winberry is Assistant Director of the Rose Centers for Aging Well LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. Winberry joined the Rose Centers administration team in 2015.

Winberry has 20 plus years of progressively responsible experience leading people in multiple capacities, including human resources in manufacturing, retail and service industries to social work focusing on geriatrics, mental health and clinical social work.

Prior to the Rose Centers for Aging Well, Winberry worked for Windsor Laurelwood Center for Behavioral Medicine, where she served as a critical member of the Intake and Referral Department triaging patients and facilitating care plans for people experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis.

Winberry earned her Bachelor of Science degree from John Carroll University, and a Masters in Social Work from Cleveland State University. Winberry completed the American Society on Aging's Leadership Institute in 2018.

Winberry currently serves on the John Carroll University Nonprofit Administration Community Advisory Committee and the Advocacy in Motion initiative through the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging.

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