Growing interest in healthier aging coincides with the comprehensive whole person wellness model that includes physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, and social dimensions. The study reported here examined current activities for older adults in rural community centers via a mail survey sent to the directors of Oklahoma community centers. To follow up, site visits to the centers and interviews with the directors were conducted. Findings indicated that 16% of the centers offered activities for all six dimensions and that older adults generated many activities. To accommodate activities in a rural community center, programs for these diverse activities must be addressed.
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Kang, M., & Russ, R. (2009). Activities That Promote Wellness for Older Adults in Rural Communities. The Journal of Extension, 47(5), Article 18. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss5/18