Community-Based Exercise Programs for Older Adults
Community-based programs are designed to reach people outside the traditional healthcare setting, in “real-world” settings.
Community-based programs have been shown to increase the time and frequency of physical activity in older adults.
Community partnerships are critical to the sustainability of a community-based program.
Evidence-based programs increase the likelihood of a positive outcome, lead to efficient use of resources, and make it easier to justify funding.
The RE-AIM framework is a useful, comprehensive framework for program planning and evaluation.
KeywordsCommunity Older adults Exercise program Group exercise Physical activities
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