Active Older Adults: Ideas for Action / Edition 1

Active Older Adults: Ideas for Action / Edition 1

by Lynn Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 073600128X

ISBN-13: 9780736001281

Pub. Date: 03/09/1999

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

"What do I do to make physical activity fun, and how can I keep exercise program participants enthusiastic?" These are common questions among activity directors and program administrators who work with older adults. Now there are some ready answers in Active Older Adults: Ideas for Action.

This excellent manual

Overview

"What do I do to make physical activity fun, and how can I keep exercise program participants enthusiastic?" These are common questions among activity directors and program administrators who work with older adults. Now there are some ready answers in Active Older Adults: Ideas for Action.

This excellent manual provides a collection of 15 award-winning fitness programs for older adults. The ideas and activities, which have been gathered from programs across the country, are presented in a consistent and easy-to-understand format. Directions for implementing the programming ideas are included, as are sample charts, brochures, registration and safety forms, newsletters, and a listing of resources that will ensure a successful program.

The book presents a full spectrum of approaches to helping older adults get and stay fit. Some of the programs provide introductions to basic fitness principles while others explain how to lead older adults in specific activities, such as strength training, line dancing, and water walking. There are also low-stress programs for individuals with cardiovascular or joint problems.

A common thread woven through all of these winning fitness programs is the issue of social support. The book makes it clear to program leaders that the support and encouragement of peers is vital to the success of participants.

Active Older Adults is the only resource activity directors and program administrators will need to start a successful exercise program for seniors. It's filled with programming ideas and lots of helpful resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736001281
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
03/09/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Marketing Guide: Tips for Promoting Your Fitness Program or Event
A Report of the Surgeon General: Physical Activity and Health for Older Adults

Part I: Program Ideas
Exercise Challenge
5 Plus 5
Line Dancing for Seniors
Maple Knoll Wellness Center
Moving Targets
Oak Hill Village Fitness Club
Partners in Fitness, Inc.
Plano Senior Games
S.E.E. S.A.W. Exercises (Seniors Exercising Effectively While Sitting Around Waiting)
Silver Sneakers
The Village at Duxbury
Vital Life Center-"It's Never Too Late to Start Feelin' Great!"
Walk Well
Water Walking
Young at Heart

Part II: Resources
American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
Amateur Athletic Union - Presidential Sports Award
American Senior Fitness Association (SFA)
Arthritis Foundation YMCA Aquatic Program (AFYAP/PLUS)
Associations & Organizations Offering Senior Sports Opportunities
Associations & Organizations Offering Support Materials For Senior Fitness
Body Recall, Inc.
Collage Video Guide
Companies Offering Products or Resources for Senior Fitness
Creative Walking, Inc.
Fitness Educators of Older Adults Association (FEOAA)
IDEA Educational Products Catalog
Jazzercise, Inc.
National Senior Health & Fitness Day (NSHFD)
Senior Fitness Consultants
Senior Fitness Videos & Books
U.S. Water Fitness Association (USWFA)

About the Editor and the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association

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