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
Trudy L. Moore-Harrison, Mary Ann Johnson, Mary Ellen Quinn and M. Elaine Cress
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.
A 12-week aerobic and strength training exercise program was held at senior centers 3 times a week.
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).
These data indicate that an evidence-based exercise program can be successfully implemented in this population.
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
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