By: LaRhae Knatterud, Todd Stump and Kathy Kelso
Handout – Boomers and Advocacy
This webinar will focus on issues and methods that encourage individuals from any generation (boomers and beyond) to get off the couch and into the world of civic causes and other targets of advocacy. Available data on the political and advocacy activity by age, gender, income, and other characteristics will be presented and discussed. This will also include data from Minnesota’s most-recent elections.
Kathy Kelso, an experienced advocate, will invite ideas that may be effective in inspiring civic advocacy, while profiling a few examples from her tenure with the St. Paul City Advisory Committee on Aging. How agencies and organizations can best recruit participants for involvement in aging-related causes will also be discussed.
Promoting Physical Activity: Guidance from the Wellness Motivation Theory
By: Siobhan McMahon PhD MPH GNP-BC, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing,
University of Minnesota
Handout – Promoting Physical Activity
Strong evidence delineates the physical activities that will benefit older adults. Yet, most older adults have low levels of physical activity. In this webinar, we will discuss barriers and facilitators to physical activity among older adults, as well as promotion strategies designed to motivate increased physical activity. We will also describe the wellness motivation theory as a guide to investigating which strategies, within programs, are essential when promoting sustained physical activity in older adults.