The Feeling Great! Wellness Program for Older Adults

1st Edition

Jules C Weiss

Routledge
Published November 22, 1988
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9780866568548 - CAT# HW10778

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Summary

The “Feeling Great!” Wellness Program is an inspirational book describing a successful health care program for older adults. Created for people who desire a richer life, “Feeling Great!” is a program of everyday miracles--the regaining of body strength and movement and the expanding of physical abilities. Participants learn to improve their physical, emotional, and psychological health through a comprehensive wellness program. A training manual and self-help guide, this motivational volume looks at an effective program that allows older adults to learn about their health care needs and options, practice a daily exercise program suited to their abilities, develop supportive new friendships, increase their self-esteem, and overcome barriers of ill health, poor diet, sedentary lifestyles, and physical and emotional difficulties. The “Feeling Great!” Wellness Program for Older Adults offers a comprehensive view of a quality program through the eyes of both participant and instructor. The text can be used for personal interest as well as a training manual for professionals who work with older adults.

Features Offered in The “Feeling Great!” Wellness Program for Older Adults:
  • Over 40 photographs
  • The interaction of medication, nutrition, and exercise
  • Attitude and exercise guidelines
  • Liability concerns
  • Step-by-step program description
  • Sample health care lectures covering topics such as diet and nutrition
  • Exercise pointers for people with arthritis
  • Contraindicative exercises
  • Cardiovascular fitness routines
  • Minimizing the risks of exercise
  • Addressing the emotional and physical fears of exercise
  • Handling diverse abilities within a group setting
  • Nine different exercise activity routines
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Sample program materials including a participant activity profile and health history

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