Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults

C. Jones, Debra Rose. The first book to detail the fundamental knowledge and skills associated with the curriculum standards for training physical activity instructors of older adults. The proposed standards were developed by a national coalition of senior fitness specialists and published in 1998 in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. Physical Activity Instruction…

Exercise for Frail Elders

Exercise for Frail Elders – Betsy Best-Martini, Kim Botenhagen-DiGenova Designing an exercise programme as part of either a general recreation, restorative or rehabilitation programme. It is a practical reference for instructors working with seniors, the frail elderly and other special adult populations. Each exercise has photos and safety tips as well as variation and progression…

Fall Proof!

Debra J.Rose ISBN 0-7360-4088-9 A comprehensive balance and mobility training programme from Debra Rose. The second edition of FallProof! A Comprehensive Balance and Mobility Training Program is a practical guide to implementing a multidimensional balance and mobility training program to address the increasing incidence of falls among older adults. Now packaged with a DVD, this…

Stroke Association – Resources and Advice

The Stroke Association produces a wide range of resources for the public and professionals. To view the resources available to the public click here. To view resources available for professionals click here. The following are training and education programmes offered by The Stroke Association, those marked with an * have been mapped against the Skills…

Improving Stroke Services in Northern Ireland 2008

These Northern Ireland recommendations seek to make improvements in the key areas of prevention; treatment and rehabilitation of stroke patients. Achieving this will require a significant service re-organisation and re-design so that the whole system, including primary, community, secondary, voluntary and independent sectors as well as other statutory bodies, work collaboratively, in partnership to provide…