Presentation Title

Keynote Speaker: Encouraging Older Adults to be Physically Active in a Pandemic

Type of Presentation

Paper

Would you be willing to present virtually?

YES

Strand

Healthy Aging: Physical, Psychological & Cognitive

Target Audience

Older Adults

Start Date

10-15-2020 11:45 AM

End Date

10-15-2020 12:30 PM

Abstract

Get ready to get moving in this demo class! The SAIL program (Stay Active and Independent for Life) is an evidence-based physical activity program for adults aged 65 and older that can be modified for various physical activity levels. The program typically meets two times a week in person with a certified instructor. The class follows a standard format of a warm up, aerobic activity, strength training and cool down and has proven to provide physical health, mental health and social benefits for participants. When the pandemic hit Tennessee in late February, early March, a need developed for a virtual format to continue to engage older adults, and also to encourage social support and continued participation in recommended physical activity during a time of social isolation.

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Oct 15th, 11:45 AM Oct 15th, 12:30 PM

Keynote Speaker: Encouraging Older Adults to be Physically Active in a Pandemic

Get ready to get moving in this demo class! The SAIL program (Stay Active and Independent for Life) is an evidence-based physical activity program for adults aged 65 and older that can be modified for various physical activity levels. The program typically meets two times a week in person with a certified instructor. The class follows a standard format of a warm up, aerobic activity, strength training and cool down and has proven to provide physical health, mental health and social benefits for participants. When the pandemic hit Tennessee in late February, early March, a need developed for a virtual format to continue to engage older adults, and also to encourage social support and continued participation in recommended physical activity during a time of social isolation.