|Abstract: ||Purpose: The purpose of this study was to implement and evaluate the intervention program for the community-based middle-aged adults to encourage healthy behaviors to promote successful aging. Method: The data was from a research project which was conducted in Nantou by Asia University and supported by an insurance company, named as “Successful Plan of Aging” during March to November 2015. A quasi-experimental design was used for the study. The sample inclusion criteria was the beneficiaries aged 40 or over of this insurance company and lived in Nantou, and excluded those who were unwilling, unable, or unavailable to attend the study or unable to respond or having serious diseases. The samples of controlled group were matched with the experimental group by age group, gender, education and insurance type. The content of the intervention program included the introduction of successful aging concept, physical activities, healthy diet and Chinese herbs, chronic diseases and health management, stress management, and long-term care introduction. Descriptive analysis, bi-variate analysis, and generalized estimating equation (GEE) were applied. Results: There were 80 persons who were recruited participated in the two groups, respectively. Then, 74 persons in the experimental group and the 60 persons in the controlled group participated the entire intervention program, and only 51 persons and 42 persons of those two groups finished the data collection. After the intervention, there were significant increase of exercise behavior, but not for smoking, drinking, or health checkups. Besides, being male, younger, and not doing heavy housework were related to smoking; being male was related to drinking; and doing heavy housework and less eating outside were related to more exercise behavior. Discussion: Health promotion intervention could change the public's health behavior, especially for exercise habits. Promoting healthy lifestyle as early as possible may be
helpful to increase possibility of successful aging.