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Big League Social Media: Cultivating Community Online

Ashley N. Weingartz and Stacy Warner

. The national attention provided through this exposure offered a springboard for GLL to promote their league and promote fundraising efforts across social media during the team’s tournament run. Unfortunately, like so many community sport organizations, GLL was understaffed and lacked the technical

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Instruments to Assess Mobility Limitation in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review

Jane Chung, George Demiris, and Hilaire J. Thompson

Mobility is critical in maintaining independence in older adults. This study aims to systematically review the scientific literature to identify measures of mobility limitation for community-dwelling older adults. A systematic search of PubMed, CINAHL, and psycINFO, using the search terms “mobility limitation”, “mobility disability”, and “mobility difficulty” yielded 1,847 articles from 1990 to 2012; a final selection of 103 articles was used for the present manuscript. Tools to measure mobility were found to be either self-report or performance-based instruments. Commonly measured constructs of mobility included walking, climbing stairs, and lower extremity function. There was heterogeneity in ways of defining and measuring mobility limitation in older adults living in the community. Given the lack of consistency in assessment tools for mobility, a clear understanding and standardization of instruments are required for comparison across studies and for better understanding indicators and outcomes of mobility limitation in community-dwelling older adults.

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A Post-COVID-19 Lifestyle Sport Research Agenda: Communication, Risk, and Organizational Challenges

William Roth Smith

Sport Although governments attempted to limit participation in lifestyle sports, others encouraged lifestyle sports with restrictions. For example, exercises are typically considered “essential,” but people are urged to avoid doing so in groups and to stay in communities close to home. For instance, the

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Lessons Learned in Supporting Women With Prediabetes Through Maintaining Diet and Exercise Behavior Changes Beyond a Diabetes-Prevention Counseling Program

Corliss Bean, Tineke Dineen, and Mary Jung

to translate a program from the research laboratory setting to being housed in a community nonprofit organization. Translating diabetes-prevention programs into the community via community organizations is a viable solution for sustainable services (e.g.,  Pronk, Remington, & Community Preventive

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Associations of Local Social Engagement and Environmental Attributes With Walking and Sitting Among Japanese Older Adults

Akio Kubota, Alison Carver, and Takemi Sugiyama

activity among older adults in Germany ( Herbolsheimer, Mosler, & Peter, 2016 ). Another social aspect that may be relevant to older adults’ physical activity is social engagement. Social engagement may include taking part in events, meetings, and activities within a local community. It can be argued that

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Why Do Older Adults Play Golf? An Evaluation of Factors Related to Golf Participation by Older Adults

Brad J. Stenner, Amber D. Mosewich, and Jonathan D. Buckley

focuses on changing the way golf is perceived by the broader community, with a focus on making golf more welcoming, socially accepting, and family friendly, as well as encouraging participation from women and young girls ( Golf Australia, 2018 ). This broader participation across a range of demographics

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Corporate Social Responsibility in Professional Team Sports Organizations: An Integrative Review

Stefan Walzel, Jonathan Robertson, and Christos Anagnostopoulos

various legal and ethical stakeholders in the wake of scandals, the very social nature of sports organizations ordains social initiatives and outreach programs ( Anagnostopoulos & Kolyperas, 2016 ). Moreover, sports have a strong socially responsible, community-embedded nature that has grown in importance

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A Social Ecological Perspective on Physical Activity of Low-Income Older Adults in Singapore

Sapphire H. Lin

with an individual’s engagement in physical activity. One’s physical activity can be affected by people around their lives, regardless of whether they engage in physical activity together. Third, at the larger community level, the prospect of meeting new people and maintaining social ties can motivate

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From Podcasts to the Playing Field: Creating a Culture of Gender Inclusivity Within the Stone Kickball League

Peyton J. Stensland, Dominique C. Kropp, Sarah E. Tackett, Farah J. Ishaq, and Sarah Stokowski

The Situation Two weeks after the 19th season of the Stone Kickball League concluded, Felicity Campbell, long-time resident of Keystone City, Oklahoma, and 17-year member of the community league, began sifting through documents relating to her new role as league commissioner. Although she had

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Team Representation: Scale Development and Validation

Akira Asada and Katherine R.N. Reifurth

Sports teams differ from other businesses in that they become cultural and symbolic representations of particular geographic communities ( Anderson & Stone, 1981 ; Heere & James, 2007 ; Hills et al., 2018 ). Because sports teams represent their hometowns, they attract residents and develop