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Aging Mastery Program

The 10-session Aging Mastery ProgramĀ® (AMP), developed by the National Council on Aging, encourages mastery of 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 locations 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.

By participating in this program, you can:

  • Make and maintain small but impactful changes in your 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 your well-being.
  • Meet new friends, provide support and encouragement to your peers and become more involved in your community.

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
 Avon Baptist Church

 10902 Avon Avenue
 Cleveland, OH 44105

 Lyndhurst Community Center  1341 Parkview Drive
 Lyndhurst, OH 44124


For additional information about the Aging Mastery ProgramĀ®, please contact Abbey 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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