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Effects of resistance band exercise and reported life-satisfaction with older adults residing in a long-term care facility

Tim Passmore, EdD, CTRS/L, FDRT, Dongwook Cho, PhD, Donna Lindenmeier, PhD, Brittany Dao, BS, CTRS/L

Abstract


According to the Administration of Aging, 40.4 million (13.1 percent) of the US population or more than one in every eight Americans are 65 or older. Approximately 600 million people worldwide are aged 60 or older, and by 2050, this number will grow to 1.2 billion. Improvement and maintaining reported life-satisfaction can be linked to many co-occurring health benefits. The present manuscript addressing the potential life-satisfaction changes that seem to be associated with active participation in a chair resistance band exercise program in a residential facility for older individuals.


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recreational therapy, older adults, resistance band exercise, long-term care facility, health benefits

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2018.0171

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