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Sapphire H. Lin

end of the socioeconomic strata, due to the additional difficulties they face. The author attempts to understand how and why low-income older adults in Singapore engage (or not) in physical activity. Physical Activity of Older Adults Health researchers generally agree that physical activity is good

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Trudy L. Moore-Harrison, Mary Ann Johnson, Mary Ellen Quinn and M. Elaine Cress

Background:

This study examined the feasibility of implementing the EnhanceFitness Program (formerly Lifetime Fitness Program), an evidence-based exercise program, at congregate-meal sites that generally serve low-income older adults.

Methods:

A 12-week aerobic and strength training exercise program was held at senior centers 3 times a week.

Results:

The mean age of the 31 participants was 73.5 years ± 6.7 years (60–86). Participants’ compliance with attending the exercise class was 74%. Paired t tests were used to evaluate change after the intervention. Three out of six components of the Senior Fitness Test increased significantly after the exercise intervention (P < .003). Three out of the eight self-reported health concepts of the SF-36 demonstrated significant improvement after the exercise intervention (P < .003).

Conclusion:

These data indicate that an evidence-based exercise program can be successfully implemented in this population.

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Pablo Antonio Valdés-Badilla, Carlos Gutiérrez-García, Mikel Pérez-Gutiérrez, Rodrigo Vargas-Vitoria and Antonio López-Fuenzalida

/ethnicity, the professionals in charge of the program, or the specific funding) and had a retention rate of 74.1%. Figueira et al. ( 2012 ) had a project aimed at improving the quality of life of low-income older adults by means of physical exercise. This project was developed in the context of Brazil’s Family

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Jordana Salma, Allyson Jones, Savera Aziz Ali, Bukola Salami and Shelby Yamamoto

low-income older adults, meant that learning about these activities was not feasible. One participant described her perceptions of barriers for older immigrants to engage in more “Canadian” activities: Honestly, immigrants don’t know about exercise, because the ones who are not so well-off, they have