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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Social Science Research|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Cross Section of Journal Articles for Discussion and Evaluation|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis Inc.|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Sep 13 2016|
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