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Program Summary

Keys to Embracing Aging is a peer-reviewed, multi-state, evidence-based educational program that introduces and reinforces 12 health and safety behaviors that should be practiced across the lifespan to influence optimal aging. The program has been successfully implemented by Cooperative Extension educators in a variety of settings. The program has shown to increase knowledge, attitudes, and positive health behaviors.

Program Benefits

  • Increases awareness and understanding of healthy and safe lifestyle practices.
  • Increases awareness and understanding of how healthy and safe lifestyle practices are linked to optimal aging.
  • Increases healthy practices in the areas of:
  • Positive attitude
  • Eating smart and healthy
  • Physical activity
  • Brain activity
  • Social activity
  • Tuning into the times
  • Safety
  • Know your health numbers
  • Stress management

Target Audience

All adults

Program Length

This program is flexible and can be delivered as a 1-time program (60 minutes) or a series.

Program Cost


Equipment Needed


Want to Know More?

You can learn more about the Keys to Embracing Aging program at this site.


If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact Erin Martinez, Kansas State University, at


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