ERIC Number: ED257823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Healthy Moves for Older Adults. Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Monograph No. One.
Stenger, Leslie A.; Smith, Christel M.
This monograph describes some of the physical, sociological, and psychological characteristics of older adults, identifies their needs, and outlines the role of the health, physical education, recreation and dance (HPRD) professionals in meeting these needs. The first section clarifies various theories on the aging process and the classification of the elderly into categories based on biological and psychosociological theories. A discussion on the physical and psychosociological needs of the older adult is presented in section two. In the third section, a description of the HPRD wellness program explains how it can meet the needs of the elderly. The appendixes include guidelines for exercise programs for older persons as developed by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, a description of three exemplary programs for older adults, and a seven-page bibliography. (JD)
Descriptors: Cardiovascular System, Dance, Exercise, Health Needs, Health Programs, Holistic Approach, Older Adults, Physical Fitness, Physical Health, Physical Recreation Programs, Self Concept
ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036 ($8.50).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.