Community-Based Exercise Programs for Older Adults

  • Jennifer Sokol BrachEmail author

Key Points

  • 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.


Community Older adults Exercise program Group exercise Physical activities 


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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physical TherapyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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