278 A Synergistic Approach to Helping Older Adults Maintain Independence

Thursday, March 15, 2012: 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
Convention Center: Room 203
Speakers: Betty Montgomery, State University of New York College at Cortland, St. Peters, MO; and Barbara L. Shiplett, Maryville University, St. Peters, MO
One of the greatest fears of older adults is loss of independence. This interactive session is designed for health and physical educators who are interested in learning how to develop a synergistic approach to helping seniors maintain their independence, which in turn will increase their quality of life. An overview of the aging process and how creating better posture, improving balance, and increasing strength and flexibility can help promote and maintain independence will be presented.