Adult Health and Development Program (AHDP)
The Adult Health and Development Program is an intergenerational program that partners "Members" (adults 50+) with trained "Staffers" (JMU students). The staffers encourage members to engage in activities, which positively affects their health, well-being, physical fitness, and health knowledge Each Saturday morning these partners participate in various activities including exercise, health education, crafts, and music, along with sharing knowledge and wisdom about life. The focus of AHDP is on building relationships and enhancing the members' sense of personal wellness. The program is open to all adults 50+, without regard to level of ability. AHDP meets each semester for nine Saturdays from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm. in Godwin Hall on the JMU campus. The AHDP is a good way for students and adults 55 and over to connect. This program gets students out of the classroom and focuses on relationship building and learning first hand about the older adult's life experiences.
With people often living far away from extended family, developing significant intergenerational relationships can be challenging. This exciting free program is available for adults 50+ this fall through the Aging, Intergenerational and Family Studies Program at James Madison University. This program seeks to connect the generations through shared experiences, activities and conversation. For more information, contact the program’s coordinator Nancy Owens at 568-2333.
- May 27 - University Closed
- July 4 - University Closed
- August 26 - First Day Classes
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Welcome from Social Work
Welcome to the James Madison University Department of Social Work. The department offers one major program, three minor programs of study designed for a wide variety of majors across the university, and one certificate program.. More >