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.
Let’s Stay Upright and Independent! Falls Prevention Across Minnesota
By: David Fink, MBA, Program Developer, Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging
Julie Philbrook, DNP, Hennepin Healthcare – HCMC
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Falls jeopardize the independence of and are the leading cause of fatal injuries for older adults. Juniper is a statewide collaborative initiative to expand the reach of evidence-based healthy aging programs with Falls Prevention as one of the primary focus areas. In this webinar we will discuss the problem of falls, the Juniper initiative and three key evidence-based falls prevention programs: A Matter of Balance, Stepping On, and Tai Ji Quan – Moving for Better Balance.