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.
|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|
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