ERIC Number: ED229336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Synopsis of the National Conference on Fitness and Aging (Washington, DC, September 10-11, 1981).
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Washington, DC.
This report contains presentations and program descriptions given at a conference on physical fitness and older adults. Included are: (1) Keynote Address (Richard S. Schweiker); (2) "Government's Role in Fitness for the Aging" (Pete V. Domenici and Beverly B. Byron); (3) "What Is Aging?" (James Skinner); (4) Medical Implications of Fitness and Sports for Seniors: "Joint Changes in the Aging" (James A. Nicholas), "Health and Heart Enhancement" (Samuel M. Fox III), and "Exercise and the Post-menopausal Woman" (Barbara L. Drinkwater); (5) Luncheon Address (Janet R. MacLean); (6) "Nutritional Considerations for the Active Senior" (Myron Winick); (7) "Functional Fitness for Older Americans" (Herbert A. deVries); (8) "Physical Activity: The Foundation of Youth in Aging" (Everett L. Smith); (9) descriptions of state programs in Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Indiana; (10) descriptions of special programs--"Take Care of Yourself,""Calisthenics for Seniors," and the Colorado Springs Senior Center; (11) "Sociological and Psychological Implications of Fitness and Sports for the Elderly" (Art Ulene); (12) "The 'E' in Elderly: Exercise" (Robert N. Butler); (13) "Recreation Programs for Active Seniors" (John H. Davis, Constance R. McAdam, Clark T. Thorstenson, and Brian Latham); (14) "Physical Fitness Programs for the Aging Employee" (Richard D. Finucane and Andrew T. Letendre); and (15) "The Time Is Now" (C. Carson Conrad). (CJ)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Athletics, Educational Gerontology, Exercise Physiology, Government Role, Nutrition, Older Adults, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Physical Health, Recreational Programs, State Programs
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, 450 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 7103, Washington, DC 20001 (Free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: General Foods Corp., White Plains, NY.
Authoring Institution: President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Washington, DC.