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ERIC Number: ED249202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Outreach: Recreation and Exercise for the Home-Centered Elderly.
Flatten, Kay; And Others
The increasing need for "friendly visitor" programs for the homebound elderly has led to the development of curricular and training materials provided by "Outreach: Recreation/Exercise for Home-Centered Elderly." The "Outreach" materials are designed to train and guide volunteers who work with older adults. The materials are organized into twelve units: (1) exercise for strength and flexibility; (2) arts and crafts; (3) remembering the past; (4) exercise for arthritis and diabetes; (5) exercise for special purposes; (6) understanding old age; (7) music; (8) hobbies; (9) different cultures; (10) food and nutrition; (11) literature; and (12) games. The first section of the visit plan provides basic information to the volunteer service provider, such as a description of the specific activity, benefits of the activity, and goals and objectives of the activity. The second section provides information regarding what the volunteer service provider will need to do in preparation for the visit. In the third section, the volunteer is provided step-by-step instructions for conducting the activity. Lastly, the visit plan includes ideas for modifying the visit to meet individual needs and tips for safety. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A