ERIC Number: ED218483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
The Wallingford Wellness Project--An Innovative Health Promotion Program with Older Adults. Monograph No. 2.
FallCreek, Stephanie, Ed.; Stam, Sue Bailey, Ed.
This monograph discusses the Wallingford Wellness Project, a 3-year Administration on Aging model project designed to develop, demonstrate, and evaluate the effectiveness of health promotion and training with older adults. (The program in the Wallingford Senior Center offered classes focusing on exercise, nutrition, stress management, and environmental assertivenes.) Following an introduction that describes project objectives and discusses history of the project and its underlying rationale, six chapters authored by various members of the project team identify how the key program components were developed and operated. Topics covered include the participatory learning model, participant recruitment, the wellness self-help support group, transfer of program leadership and management to the community, evaluation research, and democratic team management. The eighth chapter contains written comments of Project graduates regarding aspirations, dreams, and hopes for a future of personal and societal well being. A selected annotated bibliography provides references on health promotion with older adults. Appendixes contain project materials, including program outlines, evaluation questionnaires, and job descriptions for personnel. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Assertiveness, Environmental Education, Exercise, Health Education, Health Programs, Nutrition Instruction, Older Adults, Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Recruitment, Wellness
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Center for Social Welfare Research.
Identifiers: Stress Management; Support Groups; Washington (Wallingford)