Evidence-Based Behavioral and Programming Strategies for Increasing Older Adults’ Participation and Engagement in Physical Activity Interventions

Webinar

Evidence-Based Behavioral and Programming Strategies for Increasing Older Adults’ Participation and Engagement in Physical Activity Interventions

Exercise Benefits and TherapyLife EnrichmentNon-Drug Therapeutic StrategiesQuality of Life

Live Webinar: Tuesday, October 6th, from 1pm – 2pm EST

Join us for a Linked Senior webinar with featured speaker K. Jason Crandall, Ph.D., ACSM C-EP. During this session, participants will understand the latest research on the physical, social, and cognitive benefits of physical activity for older adults across the spectrum of care and how important these benefits are especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Physical activity recommendations, behavioral techniques, and strategies for forming community-based partnerships will be presented. The goal of this session is to help you better motivate residents to attend and engage in quality of life-enhancing physical activity interventions that also help combat the loneliness and isolation that have become prevalent during the pandemic.

Participants who join will:
 
Implement at least one behavioral technique or community-based strategy for increasing older adults’ physical activity engagement.

Identify at least one evidence-based program that can increase older adults’ participation and engagement in physical activity interventions.

Explain at least three physical, social, and cognitive benefits of physical activity for older adults across the spectrum of care. 

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*All attendees will receive 1-hour of NCCAP and NCCDP CEU credit for attending the live webinar.

Jason Crandall, PhD, ACSM C-EP
Associate Professor
Western Kentucky University

Dr. Jason Crandall is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Co-Director/Founder of the Center for Applied Science in Health & Aging at Western Kentucky University (WKU). Awarded over $2.5 million in funding from the National Institute on Aging, Retirement Research Foundation, and the US Center for Medicare and Medicaid, his research focuses on the development, testing, and dissemination of  Bingocize®, an evidence-based health promotion program that increases functional performance, health knowledge, cognition, and social engagement in older adults with a variety of physical and cognitive abilities. So far the program has been implemented in 38 states and three foreign countries. Dr. Crandall has received numerous research awards including the WKU Research Award and the WKU Award for Innovation and Impact.

Charles de Vilmorin
CEO and Co-Founder
Linked Senior

Charles de Vilmorin is passionate about honoring the older adult in our society. From his master’s thesis on nursing homes and memory care, to his close connections with the older adults in his family, to creating and leading Linked Senior, a resident engagement platform for senior living, he is an advocate for the person-centered movement. With Linked Senior, he has more than twelve years of experience building solutions that value meaningful engagement to meet the changing needs and preferences of every older adult. Charles is on the board of the Validation Training Institute that promotes the Validation Method, work of Naomi Feil and on the Innovation Council for AMDA, the American Medical Doctor Association. He also started the Old People are Cool initiative to combat rampant ageism in our society and build intergenerational conversations and collaboration.