121 - Evidence-Based Physical Activity Programs for Older Adults

Tuesday, September 26
1:00 PM–2:15 PM

Location: Room 221

Days: Tuesday, 26 September
Track: Health & Wellness
Session Type: Education Session
NRPA Three Pillars: Health & Wellness

The dissemination and adaptation of evidence-based programs, particularly in park and recreation settings, have been widely encouraged and supported over the last decade. This is due to the emerging evidence health benefits associated with parks and recreation, and their presence in many communities across the country. Hear from park and recreation professionals who have successfully planned, implemented and maintained evidence-based programs for older adults.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Identify Evidence-Based Physical Activity Programs that have been proven to improve the health of those affected by arthritis and other chronic conditions
Learn several ways these programs can be implemented in partnership with other community-based organizations and healthcare systems.
Identify several successful strategies for participant recruitment and program implementation and sustainability.