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Physical activity and successful aging
10th International EGREPA Conference

European Group for Research into Elderly and Physical Activity

14.09. - 16.09.2006 in Köln

Health promotion for elderly people - models of good practice

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Physical activity and successful aging. Xth International EGREPA Conference. Cologne, 14.-16.09.2006. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2006. Doc06pasa008

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Published: December 18, 2006

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Physical activity for elderly persons is judged to support an aging process in high quality. In contrast to these scientific results only a small part of elderly people participates regularly in sports. Up to this time there are only few programs, which succesfully deal with the needs of elderly people. To reach sustainable effects, interventions had to be target group oriented and focused on specific settings (communities, rediental homes, etc).

To achieve a knowledge about the arrangenent of successfull interventions in the planned symposium several models of good practice from different countries wil be presented. The focus of these presentations lies on those factors, which influences the sustainable development of structures and settings.