603 WalkFIT: Description and Demo of a Walking Program for Seniors

Friday, April 26, 2013: 4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Convention Center: 213AB
AAPAR/Council on Aging and Adult Development
Speakers: Kelsey O'Brien Hubble; Shikshya Shrestha; Rachelle Franz; and Melissa Powers, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
This hands-on session will describe and demonstrate on creating and implementing a walking program for community-dwelling adults. Attendees will learn the stages of program development: recruitment, testing, implementation, and completion of a walking program that is designed to increase physical activity. This session is targeted towards those currently or seeking to be in the field of exercise for older adults, but is also applicable to those interested in implementing a walking program in the workplace.