Published: August 31, 2019
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By: Hyun Gu Kang, The University of Texas at Austin
Category: Health Care
Hashtags: #aging #aginginplace #agingwell #communityengagement #EvidenceBasedPractice #kinesiology #Leadership #Nursing #publichealth #ServiceLearning
We implemented a service learning course on Healthy Aging through having students assist in delivering a community fall prevention program based on Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Students learned many soft and hard skills in communication, identify community and individual needs, and discover their own new skills and ability.
This community engaged learning project gave 25+ students experience in administering the program and 150+ students direct experience working one-on-one with an older adult in the community.