Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Development of a successful aging through geriatric nutrition and physical activity curriculum for residents of continuing care retirement communities
by Widler, Brittney, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 174; 1589661
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this directed project was to develop a geriatric nutrition curriculum designed to encourage successful aging for residents of Continuing Care Retirement Communities. The goal was to develop a curriculum, called "Steppin' it Up...Successful Aging through Nutrition and Enjoyable Physical Activity" to be taught by Registered Dietitians that promotes eating a well-balanced diet and engagement in enjoyable physical activity. Program curriculum was designed based on topics pertinent to the older adult.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities represent a unique period of transition in the older adults' life. Quality of life and maintenance of independence are highly influenced by aspects of successful aging; aging which is multidimensional and involves sustained engagement in social and productive activities. Promotion of successful aging through nutrition and enjoyable physical activity may increase the length of time older adults are able to remain independent, and will likely increase their overall quality of life.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gray, Virginia
Commitee: Parker, Emily, White, Barbara
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Gerontology, Public Health Education, Nutrition
Keywords: Continuing care retirement communities, Enjoyable physical activity, Nutrition education, Older adults, Successful aging
Publication Number: 1589661
ISBN: 9781321777116
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