Feasibility of an intergenerational tai chi program: A community-based participatory research project

Cynthia K. Perry, Kim Weatherby

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Abstract

Physical activity programs targeted at only older adults or youth have minimal success. The researchers explore intergenerational programming as an approach to promoting physical activity using community-based participatory research. Study goals are to design and assess the feasibility and efficacy for increasing physical activity and social interaction among older adults and youth through an intergenerational physical activity program. Seven older adults and seven youth completed an eight-week tai chi program. There was interaction between the generations and increased physical activity. Further research is warranted to determine the optimal approach to enhance interaction and physical activity between two generations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-84
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Intergenerational Relationships
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Keywords

  • Community-based participatory research
  • Intergenerational
  • Physical activity promotion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Archaeology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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