Abstract

Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.

This study explored how older adults with visual impairment participate in physical activity. Research shows that older adults with visual impairment benefit from engaging in physical activity. The themes of exercise to enhance health and well-being, occupations as activity, loss of participation, adaptation to vision loss, and motivation to stay healthy emerged from the study. Physical activity is an important component to promote health and wellness in older adults with visual impairment.

Primary Author and Speaker: Julie Ann Nastasi

Additional Authors and Speakers: Kayley Carnes, Kaitlin Kenyon, Gabriela Lins, Alicia Lipinski, Meghan Murtha, Megan Neary, Elizabeth Neilan, Devon Tirney

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