Title

The Status of Exercise Programs in Louisiana Senior Centers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1986

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Gerontology

Department

Exercise Science

Abstract

Physical activities have been successful in the rehabilitative process by tending to reduce or retard chronic conditions. The purpose of this study was to assess the status of exercise programs in senior centers in Louisiana. Data were collected from 58 of the 75 senior centers (77%). Results indicated that almost half of the senior centers did not have exercise programs. The most frequently indicated problems/ barriers preventing centers from implementing effective exercise programs were (1) lack offunds to pay personnel, (2) no qualified person to conduct an exercise program, (3) difficulty in motivating participants, and (4) lack of equipment or available space.

ISSN

0733-4648