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Issue 4b: Working with Older Adults


1. What factors other than chronological age are taken into consideration when giving descriptions of age for the older population?

Health/fitness gradient, level of dependency and frailty or physical fitness
Blood pressure and body mass

2. Which components of fitness would need to be considered when devising class content to address fall prevention?

Upper/lower body strength and endurance, balance, co-ordination skills and posture work
Local muscle endurance
Power and agility

3. Which of the following is the benefit of a pre-designed programme?

They save you costs in paper
They make your product consistent
They make it easier to design posters