Adapted Dance Workshop
Faculty, CSU, Chico Department of Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management
Dr. Leitner is joined for this presentation by CSU, Chico students from his course, Recreation Therapy for Older Adults – as well as by residents from a senior care facility and their activities director. Dances in the style of folk dance, both from a standing and a sitting position, are demonstrated; all of the workshop attendees participate. Dr. Leitner explains the importance of exercise to older adults, stating, “Exercise shouldn’t be a chore; it should be something you enjoy. And dance should be a joyful experience.” Students from his course talk about their visits to local senior facilities and how they assist the residents to get the exercise they need for their health and well-being in a fun and encouraging way.
Recorded: April 9, 2014