Wellness Activities of Rural Older Adults in the Great Plains

Randall Russ
2012 Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy  
Growing interest in healthier aging coincides with the comprehensive whole person wellness model, defined by Hettler (2003 1 ) , that includes physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, and social dimensions. This study examined current activities for older adults in rural senior centers in the Great Plains. A mail survey was administered to the directors of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska senior centers. Findings indicated that only 15 percent of the senior centers in the three
more » ... enters in the three states offered activities for all six wellness dimensions. To accommodate activities in a rural senior center, both programs and space for the programs for diverse activities should be addressed. 15. Kang, M., & Russ, R. (2009). Activities that promote wellness for older adults in rural communities.
doi:10.4148/ojrrp.v7i1.1626 fatcat:y72qdgsb6zdf3icqvgqvottfzi