Journal article

Well for life: A way of life

Wendi A Kruger, Catherine E Thompson, Rosemary A Mckenzie, Lucio Naccarella, NJ Weller (ed.), SIS Rattan (ed.)

HEALTHY AGING AND LONGEVITY | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

Well for Life is an innovative public program in Victoria, Australia that focuses on improving nutrition and increasing physical activity to promote healthy aging. For more than 4 years Aged Care has funded projects for frail older people who live in Public Sector Residential Aged Care (PSRAC) facilities or attend Home and Community Care (HACC) Planned Activity Groups (PAGs). Many stereotypes exist around what frail older people can or cannot do. Well for Life challenges many of these through organizational culture and policy change and workforce development. A person-centered approach to care is adopted that emphasizes improving participants' activities of daily living and encouraging exerc..

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