Parkway Center in Utica receives grant for the Aging Mastery Program

Published Oct 9, 2018 at 4:00pm

UTICA — The Parkway Center and The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties have recently partnered to make an impact in the community that will help older adults in Oneida and Herkimer counties develop the skills and abilities needed to master the aging process.

The $10,000 investment from the Mele Family Fund of The Community Foundation will support the joint partnership between the Parkway Center and the Oneida County Office for the Aging to provide the National Council on Aging’s Aging Mastery Program.

This program focuses on turning learning into doing by empowering older adults to make and maintain small, but impactful changes in their behaviors. With the support of the Mele Family Fund of The Community Foundation, this program will grow to support older adults in Oneida and Herkimer counties.

Kelly Walters, executive director of the Parkway Center, is excited to bring this program to Oneida and Herkimer counties, saying “The Aging Mastery Program has an impact on participants by giving them the information they need to help them stay engaged and to learn about aging issues that pertain to their daily lives.”

“To help make Herkimer and Oneida counties more age-friendly, it is important that we identify and advance programs and services that empower older adults,” said Lindsey Costello, donor relations manager at The Community Foundation.

“Programs like the Aging Mastery Program help our seniors remain living independently and active members of our community.”

For over 60 years, the Parkway Center has been committed to providing programs and services to individuals 50+, empowering them to live healthy vibrant lives.

The Aging Mastery Program builds on this crucial mission and we are proud to bring this nationally recognized program to Oneida and Herkimer counties.

For more information on the Parkway Center, please visitwww.theparkwaycenter.org or call 315-223-3973.

Since 1952, The Community Foundation has invested more than $70 million in Oneida and Herkimer counties.

The Community Foundation partners with various local organizations to make impactful investments in core areas of need, including economic development, education, health, and arts and culture.

For more information about The Community Foundation, visit www.foundationhoc.org or call 315-735-8212.