ERIC Number: EJ1113196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Utility of the Living (Well Through) Intergenerational Fitness and Exercise Program as a County-Delivered Extension Program
Sowle, Ashleigh J.; Francis, Sarah L.; Margrett, Jennifer A.; Franke, Warren D.
Journal of Extension, v54 n4 Article 4RIB5 Aug 2016
Rural-residing older adults are not participating in regular physical activity. Extension is in an excellent position to fill this programming void through transdisciplinary programming such as the Living (well through) Intergenerational Fitness and Exercise (LIFE) program. Qualitative evaluation was conducted to assess the LIFE program's utility as an Extension-delivered program. Nearly all LIFE program managers were satisfied with the program and were likely to recommend it to others. Best liked program features and attributes were the ready-to-use curriculum, corresponding training, and intergenerational and rural focuses. These results suggest that the LIFE program is viewed as appropriate for delivery by Extension.
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Extension Education, Health Related Fitness, Qualitative Research, Delivery Systems, Extension Agents, Focus Groups, Online Surveys, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Preferences, Program Implementation, Change Strategies, Physical Activities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 20124610020145