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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307897
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Dancing...Part of A Health Fair for the Elderly?
Author(s):
Donegan, Julia K; Stickney, Brenda S. Stickney
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Phi
Author Details:
Julia K Donegan, MS, RN, donegan.16@osu.edu; Brenda S. Stickney Stickney, ADN, BSN, MS, RN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dancing… Part of a Health Fair for the Elderly?

Healthy People 2020 identifies Physical Activity as a focus area.  In planning a Health Fair for the Elderly who live in a high rise, students elected to include dancing as an activity to met this focus area. 

We advertised our Health Fair offering all the traditional stations: diet counseling, information on dental hygiene, using the services of the Veterans’ Administration, medication information, and swing dancing lessons. The clients attended in higher number than usual. They questioned “what time does the dancing start?” Faculty were somewhat surprised by the eagerness of the attendees. After an hour of the traditional health fair, the tables were moved and the music began. One of the students was an experienced teacher of swing dancing and with a classmate demonstrated the dance to music the students selected. The residents were eager to learn and quickly selected students and other residents with whom to partner. The dance was modified to be appropriate to the learners with a slower pace, less taxing movements and inclusion of assistive devices as needed. Just standing and moving from one foot to the other was the best some could do.  Residents who seemed barely able to ambulate were dancing in a variety of modes! We extended our Health Fair an extra half an hour because of the enthusiasm of our audience. This was a totally new experience for the faculty.

The lesson learned was that Physical Activity is important to all. The opportunity to dance is limited in the elderly and they eagerly participated. Dancing is a valid form of Physical Activity and meets the overarching goals of Healthy People 2020 “to improve the health of all age groups”.

Keywords:
Healthy People 2020; vulnerable populations; movement
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDancing...Part of A Health Fair for the Elderly?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorDonegan, Julia Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorStickney, Brenda S. Stickneyen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Phien_GB
dc.author.detailsJulia K Donegan, MS, RN, donegan.16@osu.edu; Brenda S. Stickney Stickney, ADN, BSN, MS, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307897-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>Dancing… Part of a Health Fair for the Elderly? <p>Healthy People 2020 identifies Physical Activity as a focus area.  In planning a Health Fair for the Elderly who live in a high rise, students elected to include dancing as an activity to met this focus area.  <p>We advertised our Health Fair offering all the traditional stations: diet counseling, information on dental hygiene, using the services of the Veterans’ Administration, medication information, and swing dancing lessons. The clients attended in higher number than usual. They questioned “what time does the dancing start?” Faculty were somewhat surprised by the eagerness of the attendees. After an hour of the traditional health fair, the tables were moved and the music began. One of the students was an experienced teacher of swing dancing and with a classmate demonstrated the dance to music the students selected. The residents were eager to learn and quickly selected students and other residents with whom to partner. The dance was modified to be appropriate to the learners with a slower pace, less taxing movements and inclusion of assistive devices as needed. Just standing and moving from one foot to the other was the best some could do.  Residents who seemed barely able to ambulate were dancing in a variety of modes! We extended our Health Fair an extra half an hour because of the enthusiasm of our audience. This was a totally new experience for the faculty. <p>The lesson learned was that Physical Activity is important to all. The opportunity to dance is limited in the elderly and they eagerly participated. Dancing is a valid form of Physical Activity and meets the overarching goals of Healthy People 2020 “to improve the health of all age groups”.en_GB
dc.subjectHealthy People 2020en_GB
dc.subjectvulnerable populationsen_GB
dc.subjectmovementen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:23:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:23:49Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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